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All the Truth That's In Me

Written by Julie Berry

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April 2014 Book of the Month - Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 A deeply romantic story set against a background of terrible prejudice and astonishing violence. Snatched from her home by a violent predator who cuts out her tongue to silence her, Judith becomes an outcast to her community. In silence she must observe both the injustice of the judgements against her and, almost worse, the loss of the man she has always loved. Judith writes the story of her life with a quiet dignity recording the bravery of one girl and the courage it takes to stand up for the truth.

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so a small number of our reader review panel members  were lucky enough to be invited to review this title.

  • Lola Bridgeman, age 17 - 'A breathless one read book, this is just beautiful. The story is a great one and the atmosphere is haunting.' Read full review >
  • Karianne Turner, age 11 - 'It was a fantastic and inspiring story. Good job Julie, I can’t wait to read more of your outstanding books.' Read full review >
  • Alice Horncastle, age 14 - 'All The Truth That's In Me gripped me from the very start. The short chapters and gripping cliffhangers grabbed my attention, and I was soon lost in the horrific and yet enthralling plot.' Read full review >
  • Ruby Woods, age 16 - 'A unique read, which allows the reader to jump into a different world and uncover Judith's is written so cleverly that every word we read leaves us gasping for the next.' Read full review >
  • Ciara McIlvenna, age 16 - 'This novel has an interesting and unique message that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.' Read full review >
  • Delilah Acworth, age 14 - 'It is a stunning tale full of unrequited love and damaged souls.' Read full review >
  • Izzy Read, age 13 - 'Overall it was an amazing book I would highly recommend to history lovers or a romance hunter.' Read full review >
  • Ella Grabsky, age 14 - 'I think the plot is a good one but some readers may struggle with the unfamiliar writing style.' Read full review >
  • Daisy Sawyer, age 14 - 'An absolutely amazing read. I really couldn't put it down.  I would recommend this book to everyone who likes a fast, unpredictable plot...You will remember this book for a long time after reading it.' Read full review >
  • Jade Craddock - 'This is a dark and unsettling read that won’t suit all readerships. However, it is also a vital and unique book that has the quality and characteristics to really become a canonical piece of literature.' Read full review >
  • Lily Boniface, age 15 - 'I enjoyed the mystery in the book and the unknown of what had happened to Judith and her back story, it kept you intrigued to read on and find out more about her.' Read full review >
  • Maisie Sansom, age 14 - 'I loved this book - a tension-filled mix of history, mystery and love story.' Read full review >

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All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry

Judith can’t speak. Ever since the horrifying trauma that left her best friend dead
and Judith without her tongue, she’s been a pariah in her close-knit community of
Roswell Station; even her own mother won’t look her in the eye. All Judith can do is
silently pour out her thoughts and feelings to the love of her life, 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 by enemies, longburied
secrets come to light…the cruel become kind…and Judith’s world starts to
shift on its axis. Before she knows it, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in
silence, or recover her voice, even if what she has to say might change her world and
the lives around her, forever.

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“Haunting and unforgettable.” Ruta Sepetys, bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray

“Lyrical language, a good mystery, and a compelling heroine-this is a page-turner with
substance.” Booklist

“ 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 Reviews

“suspenseful and haunting. Her poetic narrative will draw readers in…” Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Julie Berry

Julie Berry grew up as the youngest of seven children on a fifty-acre farm in America complete with pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and oodles of cats and dogs. She has written four novels for children and lives with her husband and four sons in Massachusetts.

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 13 to 15 years


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Publication date

1st April 2014




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