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The Truth and Lies of Ella Black

The Truth and Lies of Ella Black

Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . . Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things.And realises her life has bee... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141367002
Barcode 9780141367002
Published 2 January 2018 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Barr, Emily
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ISBN-13 9780141367002
ISBN-10 0141367008
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 2 January 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Barr, Emily
Category Crime & Mystery
Parents' Divorce & Separation, Family Break-Up
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 245g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Rio de Janeiro Brazil - Fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 879464

Description of this Book

Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . . Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things.And realises her life has been a lie.Her mother and father aren't hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they'll never think to look - the favelas.But there she learns a terrible secret - the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago . . .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 * Daily Mail *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Emily Barr worked as a journalist in London but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She went travelling for a year, which gave her an idea for a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became Backpack, an adult thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and she has since written eleven more adult novels published in the UK and around the world. The One Memory of Flora Banks is her first novel for young adults. She lives in Cornwall with her partner and their children.

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