TRCA: Book of the Week
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Each week – until June 2nd – we’re featuring one of the Top 10 TRCA books. Read the description. Get inspired. Read the book. Then vote!
“Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered.In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder—or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself.”
This book has received accolades from numerous sources including: School Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, BCCB, Publishers Weekly starred review, Publisher’s weekly "Best of 2016" list, Winner of the Costa Book of the Year, Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award, and Winner of the Horn Book-Boston Globe Award.
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