The Lie Tree

by Frances Hardinge

Glamour (South Africa) - - Guide -

(Pan Macmil­lan; R185)

In­ven­tive, witty, dark and grip­ping, this award-win­ning novel com­bines fan­tasy, his­tory and de­tec­tive el­e­ments at the same time as it tack­les themes like women’s rights, evo­lu­tion and the na­ture of ly­ing. At its heart is the won­der­fully bright and de­ter­mined Faith Sun­derly, a 14-year-old girl who sets out to solve her fa­ther’s mur­der and carve out her own path. An in­tel­li­gent page-turner.

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