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.
Title: All the Truth That’s In Me
Author: Julie Berry
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release Date: September 26, 2013
Formats: 288 pages, hardcover; e-book
Genre: YA Suspense
I loved this book! I was a little confused by the cover. I didn’t realize this was a “historical”—and maybe that was done on purpose because many teens wouldn’t pick up a historical novel but they would pick up a book with this cover.
But regardless, this is a great story. The voice is absolutely compelling. The mystery behind what happened comes out gradually. It has a great message about learning to speak your truth.
I think it’s wonderful and recommend it for ages 14+ and up.
This story was very different, from the plot to the way it was told in little fragments and flashbacks in second person narrative. The subject matter was also a bit dark at times, but overall a very powerful story! It took me a bit at first to get a good grasp of the setting (I finally decided it was pretty much a small Puritan-type settlement). Excellent!