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YA Book Review- All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry

Judith would never have seen how much easier her life in town was before. Once she had disappeared, and then returned with half her tongue cut out, she would never again know the simplicity of being just another girl in her small settler’s town. Through all of Judith’s observations and memories, a sad and tense story is slowly pieced together. We learn that she is most often thinking about the boy she loves, and watching him carefully to make sure he lives a happy life. We read about the loving family she had before, in stark contrast to the cruel widowed mother who now daily reminds her of how little she is worth. We see that the way the town shuns Judith is not at all her fault, but that their disdain for her is largely borne of the fear of not knowing why she and her best friend disappeared as young girls, and why she was the only one to get out alive.

This is one story you will most likely not be able to put down until you finish it. Judith’s tale comes through little by little, as the readers only see through her mind’s eye and only know things as she let’s them be known. Fans of many different genre’s will be captivated by this book, including those who like mystery, thrillers, and historical fiction. There are surprises throughout- grab a copy at the library today!




YA Book Review- Non-fiction Picks

We’ve taken a little break from reviews, but we’re back! Today’s post will feature not one, but TWO reviews for some non-fiction titles that our guest reviewer, Sofia, thinks you would love! Below are her reviews. Check back for more guest reviews in November!

Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenrich

For the nonfiction book lovers, read Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich! A married middle class mother of two adults and has a PhD in Biology, goes undercover as a single and lower class woman who works as a waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, nursing home aid, and Wal-mart associate, revealing the evil secrets of American businesses’ attitudes towards their lower class workers.”

nickel dimed

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

A great nonfiction book is called In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The story goes back to November 15, 1959 where in a small perfect town in Kansas four innocent members of the Clutter family were murdered in the worst way. Not only does Truman write about the details of the homicide, but he also relived the steps taken by the strangers to discover what possessed them to do it.