Isn't this photo something to gawk at? I totally love it - and it's just one version of this book's cover. The photo belongs to a book called, The Lie Tree, by Frances Hardinge. I can't get over the sketching; it's mysterious, curious and almost evil, but does it match the actual story..,
(This photos was found via Google.com. I only added the title.)
The story tells of Faith, the eldest daughter, who discovered her father's work has been scrutinized and found scandalous. He'd been accused of an intellectual fabrication so great, the family fled into the night from Kent, to an island called Vane, But that desperate run served no assistance, because later her father is discovered dead, assumed to have committed the ultimate sin: suidide. Faith refuses to believe so and she set herself on a mission to clear her father's name and uncover a killer.
What I've come to decide is, this book shouldn't have been titled The Lie Tree, but Faith Determined! It was all about how she could put things to right. Dead right! It didn't matter who fell upon her plan either. The Lie Tree allowed her to assumably feed the mysterious three a lie, in order to receive a truth. But was it magical or just something fed to her father- of which he could have died for? There was so much going on, the mystery so thick, that I couldn't figure it out.
I can definitely say that I'm grateful to have been born in the early year of... when I was born. The speech given to Faith by her father, when she confessed to doing something wrong made me feel like crying! To think a girl was considered to never be worth more than her honesty had to be an awful way to live back then. Hardinge wrote and she wrote well. I enjoyed everything about this story- the idea of tenacious Faith especially. She made the young girl more than clever, enough to trick an entire village for the truth. The story was immaculate and held my interest from the beginning to end.
Grab yourself a copy of The Lie Tree. This book will not gather dust, I promise you! On to my next read!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓out of 5 specs
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**Book is from my personal library, for an honest review.
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