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The Lie Tree (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

Frances Hardinge

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Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .

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Imprint: Macmillan
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2015
Authors: Frances Hardinge
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 409
Edition: Main Market Ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4472-6410-1
Barcode: 9781447264101
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
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LSN: 1-4472-6410-X

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Dark and menacing with twists

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 | Review by: Sue H

Dark and menacing, The Lie Tree is a complex and eerie mix of historical fiction, murder mystery, thriller and dark fantasy. I found the story deeply compelling, which carried me through the slow parts (the tree only made its appearance halfway through the book). But it was worth the wait. The tree brought with it several dark, unexpected twists. The story is told through the eyes of Faith, who constantly pushes the extremely tight boundaries constricting feminism in Victorian England. Not necessarily the most reliable narrator, but certainly the most adventurous. Faith is both clever and sly. The perfect combination when one needs to manipulate events… which don’t always go as she planned. Review published on my blog: http://crushingcinders.com/lie-tree-frances-hardinge

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