This lengthened love letter will keep you enthralled until the very last twist. Our narrator is limited in her speech after being kidnapped and mutilated as a young girl and has returned to her village only to be shunned. Berry shows the true consequences of silence all the while tugging at your heart strings.
From the Printz honor winning author of The Passion of Dolssa, a mesmerizing story about fear, love, and the power of a young woman's voice.
"All the Truth That’s In Me is that rare magical thing—a beautiful love story told in spare, riveting prose.”—The New York Journal of Books
“The love story and the mystery . . . are mesmerizing. Berry’s language undulates and flows. . . . Worthy of multiple reads.”—The Boston Globe
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.
The paperback edition includes an exclusive interview with the author and a list of discussion questions for book clubs.
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
Edgar Award nominee for YA YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten title Junior Library Guild Selection Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book Horn Book Fanfare title
TAYSHAS Top Ten Pick
About the Author
Julie Berry (www.julieberry.com) grew up western New York. 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.
Praise for All the Truth That's in Me
“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 Review
"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