Book Review: The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge

I'm introducing a new feature to this blog - Book Review Tuesday! Every Tuesday, I will try to upload a book review here. And the first one is this corker: Costa Children's Book Of The Year The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.


 

The Lie TreeThe Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book had it all - action! adventure! family drama! revenge! history! tension! politics! feminism! boats! friendship! science! caves! intrigue! a magic tree that is fed by lies! It deals with a range of issues, themes and ideas without being too preachy. Although it occasionally got a little heavy handed in presenting it's themes, the message was so great that I didn't mind.

Excuse me, I'm off to investigate Hardinge's back catalogue.

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What do you think?