Release Date: September 26th, 2014
Genres: Historical, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
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.
This startlingly original novel will shock and disturb you; it will fill you with Judith’s passion and longing; and its mysteries will keep you feverishly turning the pages until the very last.
“I have no words to save you.”
ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME is a dark book, but it tells a powerful story so I would expect nothing less. It was another random pick that I just started on a whim. Four hours later, I can easily call this one of my favorites despite it being an extremely tough book to rate and review.
“This will be a new amputation. You’ve been a part of my flesh, underneath all my skin. Your removal will bleed and leave me lame for a time.”
The very best part of this book is also its only downfall. It revolves around this mystery, this whodunit and why aspect, and just when you think you know all the details you realize you could not have been farther from the truth. How could this be a bad thing? Well, Judith’s story is a long unveiling, and going in with the few things you know from the synopsis and not much else, it can be frustrating. However, the reveal is well worth the wait and learning the story the way Judith wants to tell it not only shows her character development, but also her frustration.
Some will not like the writing style. It is written in fragments that are a few pages long at most, so the story does jump around sometimes. I found this to be part of the charm, but it takes a bit of time to get used to. It is easy to read, but also very deep. There are some amazing quotes in this book.
There is a romance. A very sweet, innocent, romance that did not drag the plot down but added another special little element to it. It’s historical fiction so the romance isn’t heavy and heated because of the customs of the time period but it was just as fulfilling.
So if you’ve been dragging your feet on reading this one or at the very least it interests you, I recommend giving it a try! It’s worth the read.