28 Jun 2017


DNF Review / All The Truth that's in Me by Julie Berry

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.

Published:     26th September 2013
Publisher:  Viking Books
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Library
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I really wanted to love this book.  Right at a time when I am really into reading thriller style books, this should have been a great read for me.  However, it wasn't the plot that made me not want to continue reading.  It was the narrative.  This book is written in the first person narrative, using sentences like 'I waited all evening in the willow tree', 'I know you went to town tonight' and 'I bent and drank straight from it'.  Not that this is a bad thing but it is a narrative that I am not used to reading and just could not get used to reading.  Had this been written in the third person narrative this might have been a great read for me.  I am so sad about that.