All the Truth That's in Me

All the Truth That's in Me

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Judith can't speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013
ISBN: 9780142427309
Branch Call Number: BERR
Characteristics: 274 pages


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Aug 15, 2018

This book is strange, hard to get into, and starts slowly. It’s hard to get a sense of the time period from the community which is ultra conservative and religious, and they blame Judith as the victim, starting with her mother on the day she returned. The townspeople seem to be Puritans, based on a number of things that are said and implied. Or some other religious sect which believe among other things in the simplicity of life. The are some really dark moments which make it hard for me to understand the Young Adult rating. There are some very interesting discussion prompts at the end of the story.

i really love this book and if i could i would give 100 or more stars.

Feb 15, 2015

Mysterious and gripping, Julie Berry’s new novel is hushed thriller with a shocking secret at its core. Judith’s life is split before and after the incident that took her voice and her place among her community. Unable to give voice to the truths she knows, Judith struggles to save her town when an outside threat causes old secretes to resurface and strange disturbances to occur. Berry gives Judith’s silence a strong voice that reverberates with questions as she navigates her past and her future. Packing a similar punch to Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak but with a lingering creepiness that sets it apart, All the Truth That’s in Me is a fresh story with a twist to keep readers until the very end.

bandblair Dec 01, 2014

This book really intrigued me, but it was sometimes confusing. Also, not for the faint of heart.

Jul 28, 2014

Wow I could not put this down. It took me a while to get into it and understand what was going on, but I like that. This book is completely unpredictable and went a different way then I expected it to go, which was awesome.

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Judith was kidnapped and held captive for two years, but she can't tell anyone else in her town what really happened.

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

NYPL Staff Picks
Judith was kidnapped and held captive for two years, but she can't tell anyone else in her town what really happened.
- Andrea Lipinski

Apr 30, 2014

When I first started this book I was a little confused. It is told by the victim and goes back and forth from now to the past. It is a good book and i enjoyed reading it.

Apr 06, 2014

I love this book. It's a bit confusing at first but it's a lovely book. Very touching and well written. I really recommend reading it.

mvkramer Mar 18, 2014

Sometimes I find myself surprised by books that get honors, and this book (a Best Fiction For Young Adults title) surprised me - because it's not very good. The pacing was odd, the characters' motivations sometimes inscrutable, and the setting not well defined. Maybe the author should have made it a novella or short story instead of a whole novel. Also, the story was plagued by the kind of self-created misunderstandings that plague YA romantic fiction.

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