All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry audiobook

All the Truth That's in Me

By Julie Berry
Read by Kathleen McInerney

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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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2013 Horn Book Fanfare Best Book

A 2014 Kids' Indie Next List Top Ten Pick

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013

A YALSA Pick for Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten Title

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Literature

Finalist for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Book

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Effectively combines elements of traditional genre literature to create a distinctive novel that includes a powerful message about the value of women’s voices and what is lost when they are silenced.” New York Times Book Review
“Berry’s novel is suspenseful and haunting. Her poetic narrative will draw readers in, and the gradual unveiling of secrets will keep them absorbed.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“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 (starred review)
“Berry’s YA debut sets itself apart from other historical mysteries in its elaborate second-person prose, even though some passages are a bit awkward. Judith’s thought-provoking journey as she searches for her voice...will inspire readers.” RT Reviews (4 stars)
“Kathleen McInferney’s voice for [main character] Judith is spot-on in the way she addresses both her internal voice and her speech impediment. Reluctant readers and avid ones will be clamoring for this title.” School Library Journal, (starred audio review)
“In a seamless, almost musical narration, McInerney slowly builds tempo as she peels off the layers of this fine listening experience with appropriate pacing, artfully propelling this mysterious and powerful read to a satisfying conclusion. Pitch-perfect in her depiction of this gentle, memorable protagonist, who has been silenced in many ways, she deftly exposes Judith’s inner turmoil to tell the truth, the shame associated with her condition, and her profound loneliness. In addition, by McInerney’s convincingly creating distinctive voices—regardless of age or gender—all characters are totally fleshed out with easily recognizable personalities. A clean and absorbing production.” Booklist (starred audio review)
“Lyrical language, a good mystery, and a compelling heroine—this is a page-turner with substance.” School Library Journal
“Like all things in this cunningly stylized novel, the setting is left undefined; a rough guess is mid-1800s America. The characters and plot, too, are mysteries in need of unfolding, and Berry’s greatest accomplishment is jumbling the time line with confidence, thereby sprinkling every page with minor (or major) revelations…The story gracefully incorporates everything from the right to education to the horrors of war to the freedom that comes along with acquiring language…A strange but satisfying—and relatively singular—mix.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Julie Berry

Author Bio: Julie Berry

Julie Berry grew up in western New York as the youngest of seven children. She holds a BS in communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.81
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English