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All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry

allthetruthPages: 274

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Summary from Goodreads: 

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. 

Review: All the Truth That’s In Me is most certainly one of my favorite of 2013. I was anticipating its release, but I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did.

Distinctive, melodic, and gorgeous are the best words I can think to describe All the Truth That’s In Me. The book is seemingly simplistic with its word choice, but is full of beauty.

Told in second person, AtTTIM has a unique prose. The second person narration didn’t bother me at all, and it took me no time at all to adjust to the style and it makes me wish that more authors wrote in this style.

The setting is vague but descriptive. This book is a historical novel, but I couldn’t tell you when it takes place. The small town greatly shapes the characters’ actions and was an element I most loved in the novel.

I admit that some characters kept getting mixed-up in my head because I couldn’t keep all of the old-fashioned names straight. I never lost track of the main characters though. Judith and Lucas are tragically flawed, but I rooted for them the whole novel. These are some of the most fantastic characters I’ve read in some time. Quite a few of them surprised me, others I despised, but every single one elicited some sort of reaction.

Really, I don’t want to spoil any of this novel’s loveliness. I felt a wide range of emotions while reading All the Truth That’s In Me that have stuck with me. I keep flipping through the pages, wishing I could read it for the first time all over again.

I highly recommend this one.

Have any of you read AtTTIM? If so, what did you think? I am always up for book discussions.

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Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

Again, it was a slow week, but I have still have so many books waiting for me to read. 

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All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry

One of my Waiting on Wednesday picks, All the Truth That's In Me is a book I couldn't wait to read. I bought and read it in one day. My review won't be up for a while, but I don't even know what I will write for it because it is so good and I don't think I could do it justice.

 

What books did you get this week? Any you can't wait to read? Have you or do you plan on reading All the Truth That's In Me? (If not, you really should consider it.)

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To find out more about Waiting on Wednesday, check out my first post here.

 All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry

Publication: September 26, 2013   truth

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

All the Truth That’s In Me seems completely intriguing and mysterious. From the sample I have read, I know the writing style is unique and dark and twisty. I really think that this one will be very unique, and probably not for everyone, especially because it is written in second person. I am happy that I won’t have to wait very long until it gets published!

Do you think that All the Truth That’s In Me will be a book you read? What are you all waiting on this week? 



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