Synopses & Reviews
Speak meets The Scarlet Letter in this literary masterpiece, the recipient of five starred reviews and nominated for the 2014 Edgar Award
"All the Truth Thats In Me is that rare magical thinga beautiful love story told in spare, riveting prose.”The New York Journal of Books
The love story and the mystery . . . are mesmerizing. Berrys language undulates and flows. . . . Worthy of multiple reads.”The Boston Globe
The paperback edition includes an exclusive interview with the author and a list of discussion questions for book clubs!
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.
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
A 2014 Edgar Award nominee for YA
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten title
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 and 2014 "Battle of the Books" contender
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book for 2013
A Horn Book Fanfare 2013 title
A 2014 TAYSHAS Top Ten Pick
Praise for All the Truth That's in Me
“effectively combines elements of traditional genre literature to create a distinctive novel that includes a powerful message about the value of womens 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 and 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
Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakerhis classmate and crushwho committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, hell find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clays dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.
Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.
This is a desperate, heartbreaking, yet ultimately hopeful novel.
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A #1 New York Times and International Bestseller
This book will change your life
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.
Thirteen Reasons Why is the gripping, addictive international bestseller that has changed lives the world over. It's an unrelenting modern classic.
A dying teen learns to live in this heart-wrenching debut, perfect for fans of If I Stay
Campbell Cooper has never been in love. And if the doctors are right, she'll never have the chance. So when she's told she needs a miracle, her family moves 1,500 miles north to Promise, Maine--a place where amazing, unexplainable events are said to occur--like it or not. And when a mysterious envelope arrives, containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies, she finally learns to believe--in love, in herself, and maybe even in miracles, as improbable as they may seem.
What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?
Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more differentexcept for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.
The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.
This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.
About the Author
Jay Asher is the author of the young adult novels The Future Of Us and Thirteen Reasons Why. Thirteen Reasons Why, his first novel, was published in hardcover in October 2007, going on to spend 65 weeks on the New York Times children's hardcover bestseller list, with foreign rights into 31 countries and 750,000 copies currently in print in the US alone. Visit his blog at www.jayasher.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jayasherguy.