All the Truth That's in Me
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All the Truth That's in Me

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Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who's owned her heart as long as she can remember--even if he doesn't know it--her childhood friend, Lucas. But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever. This startlingly original novel will shock and disturb you; it will fill you with Judith's passion and longing; and its mysteries will keep you feverishly turning the pages until the very last.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 140 x 212 x 28mm | 399.99g
  • Viking Books for Young Readers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0670786152
  • 9780670786152
  • 262,608

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Praise for ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME by Julie Berry: "Twines lyrical writing with the sharp pull of suspense to tell a riveting tale of a young girl's struggle to reclaim her life."--Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied "Powerful."--Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer "While it is deeply poetic, the story reads like a thriller."--Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution "Every now and then, a novel comes along with such an original voice that readers slow down to savor the poetic prose. This is such a story." --Kirkus, starred review ..".suspenseful and haunting. [Julie's] poetic narrative will draw readers in, and the gradual unveiling of secrets will keep them absorbed." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Lyrical language, a good mystery, and a compelling heroine-this is a page-turner with substance." --School Library Journal, starred review "heart-wrenching and...heart-pounding" --BCCB, starred review "Berry keeps her readers on edge, tantalizing us with pieces of the puzzle right up until the gripping conclusion." --Horn Book, starred review "effectively combines elements of traditional genre literature to create a distinctive novel that includes a powerful message about the value of women's voices and what is lost when they are silenced." --New York Times Book Reviewshow more

About Julie Berry

Julie Berry grew up on a farm in western New York as the youngest of a family of seven book-loving kids. She holds a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in communication and an MFA from Vermont College in writing for children and young adults. She now lives in eastern Massachusetts with her husband, four young sons, and two cats. She is the author of six critically acclaimed books for young readers. All the Truth That's in Me is her first novel for teens and adults. Visit her at julieberrybooks.com.show more

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10,624 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 33% (3,528)
4 38% (4,047)
3 21% (2,222)
2 5% (562)
1 2% (265)

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The place I want to start with this review is the blurb. I read it on Netgalley.com and have to admit I was immediately intrigued but also confess I did not realise it was a historical fiction book. It was unclear to me what time period it was actually set in and I wish this was more clear as it made it hard for me to get in to the book at first. The blurb lead me to believe that the attack on her village and her return to her captor was the main storyline to this book. So when I discovered that this only led up to about a quarter of the way through the book I was quite surprised. It did throw me off a little bit as I hadn't seen it coming, but I am so glad that was the case. Really this book was about the after effects of Judith's decision to go back to her captor and ask for his help to save her village. The rediscovery of a man presumed dead leaves a lot of unanswered questions to what happened all those years ago to Lottie and Judith. The book is also told from Judiths point of view as if she were talking to Lucas, another thing I did not expect but surprisingly enjoyed; it's something I don't see to often in books. I want to tell you about the parts of this book I loved but I must admit there are quite a few so please stick with me. I don't want to just say â??the charactersâ?? but was tempted as I actually adored so many of them for different reasons. My favourite character was Judith, the idea of the main character and narrator of a book who is unable to converse with others seemed so strange to me. I was a bit worried that it would make her harder to connect with but I was so wrong. Her voice was incredible, the way she handles herself and the treatment she receives from the village really touched me. She seemed so brave and also so strong and the deep feelings she has for Lucas were so believable to me. How she reacts to news of his impending wedding, or how she feels when he asks her questions about her time in captivity almost made me well up, that's how real her emotions felt to me when I was reading them. The author actually made me feel like I was reading someones personal letters to someone she loves. I must talk about Lucas, the young man Judith has loved for as long as she can remember. I was glad to find a male love interest in a book that wasn't just an amazingly attractive man and little else. He had a personality, makes mistakes and is so blind to Judith's feelings for him that I wanted to knock some sense in to him. The friendship that developed throughout the book between Maria and Judith was really beautiful and I glad someone was willing to give Judith a chance and not just judge her for her missing tongue and what that might mean. The development of Judith's relationship with her mother was always something I enjoyed. I struggled to understand her mother and why she was not completely ecstatic that her daughter was returned home to her alive and well. But that is the time they are living with and that was something that I had to get used to. The story of this book did keep me guessing throughout which I liked; it can get quite boring reading books that you can tell exactly how they are going to play out. It was part historical, part romance and part crime mystery; and what a great mix that was. I loved the second half of this book the most, which was centred more around on the after effects of Judith bringing her captor back, it leaves a lot of unanswered questions and the town are determined to uncover the truth. I really want to give some reasons why I didn't like the review so I can feel like I was objective but I can't help it. I really enjoyed this book and can't really say I didn't like it. My only point would be that I don't think the blurb really showed what the book was going to be about which really threw me at the beginning and made it difficult for me to get into the book. All I can really tell you about this book is what I loved about it and why I enjoyed it so much. I know everyone likes different genres and types of books so I can't guarantee you will like this book but I would really recommend this. It touched me and had me close to tears at one point but also tempted to throw the book across the room as I didn't like where it was headed and I was actually tempted to do a Joey from friends and put the book in the freezer. If Julie Berry writes anymore Young Adult fiction I am going to be there waiting to grab it as soon as it hits shelf. I loved this! 4/5 Stars P.S When I finished the book I wanted to see what others had thought about it, in hopes they loved it as much as me. So when googling reviews I was so happy I came across this one at findingblissinbooks, it made me laugh so hard at the end. Glad wasn't the only person who sat there trying to talk like I didn't have a tongue. *I received a copy of this novel from the author/publisher/publicist via Netgalley in exchange for a free and honest review and received no monetary compensation for this review.show more
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