In this episode, we discuss All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry. We talk about the nuances of young adult literature, the book's compelling parallels with the current #MeToo movement, what makes this novel's unusual structure so effective, and so much more.
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family.
Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who’s owned her heart as long as she can remember—even if he doesn’t know it—her childhood friend, Lucas.
But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever.
- First Draft Podcast with Sarah Enni
- We reference our discussion of Ken Greenhall's Elizabeth with Stephen Graham Jones. Go back one episode (LOTF 11!) to catch up on that convo!
- Unbury Carol and Bird Box by Josh Malerman
- The King's Shadow by Elizabeth Alder
- Roses and Rot by Kat Howard (and listen to our thoughts on the book in episode LOTF 10)