"All the Truth That’s In Me is that rare magical thing—a beautiful love story told in spare, riveting prose.”—The New York Journal of Books
“The love story and the mystery . . . are mesmerizing. Berry’s language undulates and flows. . . . Worthy of multiple reads.”—The Boston Globe
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 remembereven if he doesn't know ither 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.
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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
Edgar Award nominee for YA
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten title
Junior Library Guild Selection
Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book
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No one calls me by my name. No one calls me anything, save Darrel, who calls me Worm. Mother never really tried to stop him. When she calls me, it’s “You, shuck these,” “You, card that sack,” “You, grease this down,” “You, watch the tallow pot.”“You. Keep still.”The warmth I remember in her eyes is gone, replaced with iron. Father is long-since dead, and the daughter she remembers is dead to her. She buries the name with the memory.No one calls me by my name.Younger children do not know it.I remind myself each day at sunrise, lest one day I forget.Judith is my name.
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“effectively combines elements of traditional genre literature to create a distinctive novel that includes a powerful message about the value of women’s voices and what is lost when they are silenced.” —New York Times Book Review
"Twines lyrical writing with the sharp pull of suspense to tell a riveting tale of a young girl's struggle to reclaim her life."—Judy Blundell, author of What I Saw and How I Lied
“Powerful.”—Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer
“While it is deeply poetic, the story reads like a thriller.”—Tim Wynne-Jones, author of Blink & Caution
"Every now and then, a novel comes along with such an original voice that readers slow down to savor the poetic prose. This is such a story." —Kirkus, starred review
"...suspenseful and haunting. [Julie's] poetic narrative will draw readers in, and the gradual unveiling of secrets will keep them absorbed." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Lyrical language, a good mystery, and a compelling heroine–this is a page-turner with substance." —School Library Journal, starred review
"heart-wrenching and...heart-pounding" —BCCB, starred review
"Berry keeps her readers on edge, tantalizing us with pieces of the puzzle right up until the gripping conclusion." —Horn Book, starred review