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The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew
The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew
Nov 14, 2017 | 352 Pages
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    Nov 14, 2017 | 352 Pages | Young Adult

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Mayhew explores the very unnerving scenario of a world in which the Nazi regime is still in power and thriving—and why…Terrifying and eerily timely, this is a difficult read—emotionally—for mature readers. An excellent choice for most YA shelves.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Mayhew manages two feats, both crucial: she creates a believable modern-day Nazi society built on rules, silence, and surveillance, and a compelling depiction of a girl caught between what she has always been taught and what she is coming to suspect is true. As Jessika discovers, the truth is both dangerous and liberating.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Readers who know their World War II history and enjoy extremely unreliable narrators will find great satisfaction in puzzling out the truth behind the horrors Jess leaves unspoken.
—Kirkus Reviews

Mayhew's careful research and richly detailed plot create a frighteningly real world, and her thoughtful afterword explicitly spells out questions about our right and responsibility to create change through revolution.

Frightening in its realness, The Big Lie is a standout: a warning, a call to action, and a terrific novel.
—ForeWord Reviews

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