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All the Truth That's In Me

Julie Gardner Berry - Author

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ISBN 9780670786152 | 288 pages | 26 Sep 2013 | Viking Children's | 8.26 x 5.51in | 12 - AND UP years
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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.


No one calls me by my name. No one calls me anything, save Darrel, who calls me Worm. Mother never really tried to stop him. When she calls me, it’s “You, shuck these,” “You, card that sack,” “You, grease this down,” “You, watch the tallow pot.”

“You. Keep still.”

The warmth I remember in her eyes is gone, replaced with iron. Father is long-since dead, and the daughter she remembers is dead to her. She buries the name with the memory.

No one calls me by my name.

Younger children do not know it.

I remind myself each day at sunrise, lest one day I forget.

Judith is my name.



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." —Kirkusstarred 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 Journalstarred review

"heart-wrenching and...heart-pounding" —BCCBstarred review

"Berry keeps her readers on edge, tantalizing us with pieces of the puzzle right up until the gripping conclusion." —Horn Bookstarred review


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