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The Truth and Lies of Ella Black Paperback – 2 January 2018

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  • ASIN : 0141367008
  • Publisher : Puffin; 1st edition (2 January 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780141367002
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0141367002
  • Reading age : 12 - 17 years
  • Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
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Barr is superb at evoking the heightened emotions of adolescence: the exhilarating thrill of first love, the intensity of fear and rage at adults' deception and the need to discover one's own identity.
With disturbing undertones, vivid characters and authentic dialogue, this is a worthy successor to her wonderful debut, The One Memory of Flora Banks

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Evoking Ella's intoxicating new surroundings while skewering the facile assumptions of "poverty tourism", Barr's second YA novel is a fast-paced, dramatic search for answers to the secrets of the selfGuardian

Colourful setting and pacy plot. If you like dark fiction you'll devour it ― Heat

Emily Barr already proved she could hit all the right teen-fiction notes in last year's The One Memory of Flora Banks. This taps the same vein. Ella's parents are doting to the point of smothering but they don't know about the dark and twisty part of her that threatens to destroy everything ― i

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This second novel from Emily Barr is a race-against-time thriller and a true coming-of-age story. It explores the highs and lows of first love, all set under a blazing Rio sun.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the thriller you expect
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another good story by Emily Barr
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