ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME is many things. It is a true romance, a story of desperate yearning and unrequited love. It's a page-turning mystery full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. But most of all, it's an empowering drama about a girl's journey from victim to hero.
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, long-buried secrets come to light . . . 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.
Julie Berry grew up as the youngest of seven children on a 50-acre farm in America complete with pigs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and oodles of cats and dogs. As a child she took beloved books to bed like other children took teddy bears, nestling down under the covers with them. She still does this today, and her patient husband stacks them on his bedside table before turning off the light. She has written four novels with ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME being nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2014. She lives with her husband and four sons in Massachusetts. Follow Julie at www.julieberrybooks.com or on Twitter: @julieberrybooks.