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There Will Be Lies,
Daisy, 16.

This book is about:
An over-protected girl finding the unsuspected truth in her life with a fantasy twist.

I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, I just could not engage with Nick Lake's writing style, so I found reading it to be a chore - an exciting one - but still. I found the story's twists completely out of the blue, which should be a good thing, but I just found them entirely out of place and forced. Overall, it's an arguable plot with a writing style I didn't enjoy, but somehow the story still had its own unique charm.

Shelby is home-schooled and is protected from the world by her over-bearing mother. But, after a car-crash and Coyote, she begins to discover the truth behind her mother's secrets. And it changes her life forever.

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Amanda Allen, 12
I didn't like the start of this book, I am not a fan of books written in an American style with Mom etc. but his book soon became enjoyable. Shelby has been home schooled and brought up by her mother who is extremely overprotective, Shelby thinks that her dad died when she was a baby but when they suddenly up sticks and move when Shelby leaves hospital after her accident, Shelby is shocked when her mother tells her that her father is still alive but is hunting them down. Shelby drifts between real life and a parallel life known as 'The Dreaming' where she slowly begins to make sense of her life and discovers the truth. 400 pages / Ages 12+ / Reviewed by Amanda Allen, school librarian.
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