All the Truth That's in Me

By BERRY, Julie

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ISBN
978-0-670-78615-2
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on August 1, 2013  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 8 Up—The village setting of this novel evokes the rigid religious communities of Colonial times, but Berry cleverly sets her story in an unnamed time and place so the protagonist's anguish and the town's mystery are the focus. Sixteen-year-old Judith is still in love with Lucas, even after his father held her prisoner for two years and violently silenced her by cutting out part of her tongue. Another girl went m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

Berry’s (The Amaranth Enchantment, rev. 5/09) novel is set in fictional Roswell Station, a village that in its appearance and claustrophobic atmosphere seems to resemble an early American colonial settlement. Bit by bit, readers gradually learn “all the truth” from eighteen-year-old narrator Judith, whose present-tense description of unfolding events, along with memories of the past, tells a harrowing tale. She speaks directly (though only in her head) to Lucas, the boy she’s loved since ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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