The Supreme Lie (Paperback)Geraldine McCaughrean (author)
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The multi-award winning McCaughrean returns with a bitingly acute and exciting satire on self-serving demagogues and political spin, as a deceitful leader flees controversy leaving her maid to step into her shoes.
Twice Carnegie medal winning Geraldine McCaughrean's enthralling new novel is set in a world paralysed by natural disaster and dangerous lies.
Fifteen-year-old Gloria is maid to Afalia's tyrannical Head of State, Madame Suprema. When the country is hit by unprecedented flooding, Madame Suprema runs away, fearing she will be blamed for the crisis. To cover up this cowardly act, Gloria is made to step into Madame Suprema's shoes and is thrust into a world of corrupt and desperate politicians. As Gloria becomes aware of the forces toying with her every move, she must take decisions that could save, or end, thousands of lives - including her own...
A brilliant and darkly funny commentary on our present times by one of our greatest writers.
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
'The mind of Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the great natural wonders of our universe.' - Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines
'A stunning new novel by one of our finest writers for the young.' - Tim Bowler, author of River Boy
'Unusual, compelling, ambitious; a visual feast of the imagination.' - John McLay, Literary Scout
'A vintage McCaughrean to savour!' - Joy Court, UKLA & The School Librarian
'Extraordinary, rich and wonderful!' - Julia Green, author of The Children of Swallow Fell
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“A bit unusual”
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book as it is aimed at YA. I’m in my 40s and often enjoy a YA read but sadly just didn’t quite love it.
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“Supremely sharp and shrewd”
I had high hopes for this after loving Geraldine McCaughrean’s Where the World Ends and, while WTWE is still my favourite, this certainly lived up to expectations.
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