The Big Lie (Paperback)
  • The Big Lie (Paperback)
zoom

The Big Lie (Paperback)

(author)
£7.99
Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 27/08/2015
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

Shortlisted for the Peters Book of the Year.

A shocking story of rebellion and revelation set in a contemporary Nazi England.

Jessika Keller is a good girl: she obeys her father, does her best to impress Herr Fisher at the Bund Deutscher Mädel meetings and is set to be a world champion ice skater. Her neighbour Clementine is not so submissive. Outspoken and radical, Clem is delectably dangerous and rebellious. And the regime has noticed. Jess cannot keep both her perfect life and her dearest friend. But which can she live without?

THE BIG LIE is a thought-provoking and beautifully told story that explores ideas of loyalty, sexuality and protest.

Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471404702
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 198 x 24 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A genius idea, executed flawlessly. - Red

This high concept novel is intriguing, engrossing, and frighteningly plausible. I think we're going to see The Big Lie shortlisted for a great number of awards next year. - Louise O'Neill, author of ONLY EVER YOURS

Brilliantly realised . . . this unputdownable book is also a powerful and moving exploration of friendship, family, sexuality and what it really means to be "good" - Irish Times

The Big Lie is a chilling, beautifully written, minutely observed 'what if' novel that messes with your head and stays with you long, long after you've turned the final page. - Sarra Manning

A very special book - James Dawson, author of THIS BOOK IS GAY

Brave, beautiful and devastating...Like all the best speculative fiction it echoes not only the past but what is happening NOW. Amazing. - Rae Earl, author of MY MAD FAT DIARY

One book that everybody will be talking about... a thought-provoking and chilling coming-of-age novel exploring loyalty, love and morals. - The Bookseller (Children's Previews)

Devastating, thought-provoking alternate history - Claire Allfree, Metro

The Big Lie is a powerful, uncompromising, uncomfortable, thought provoking, challenging and chilling read [...] frighteningly realistic - Tanja Jennings, School Library Association

A powerful coming-of-age story, The Big Lie deftly takes on the big guns of dystopia, including sexism, feminism, sexuality, loyalty, propaganda, freedom and protest. Make sure you get a copy on your bookshelf, stat. - Stylist Online

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

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

Beyond its alternate history premise, the book deftly examines the ways in which gender roles and sexuality play out under a society that strictly delineates them. There are surprises for both Jess and the reader in the ending, making this a timely piece for teens to consider what pacifism and/or protest looks like and the costs each entail - Bulletin For The Center of Children's Books

This is a story that paints the dangers of totalitarianism in vivid language - The Conversation

You may also be interested in...

Elsewhere
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Ruthless Vows
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
They Both Die at the End
Added to basket
The Summer I Turned Pretty
Added to basket
Solitaire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Deluxe Hunger Games Collection
Added to basket
Powerful
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Hunger Games
Added to basket
Infinity Alchemist
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow
Added to basket
The Cats We Meet Along the Way
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Goodnight Mister Tom
Added to basket
As Good As Dead
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Great Reindeer Rescue
Added to basket
Tom Gates 21: Five Star Stories
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: