The Big Lie

The Big Lie

Book - 2017
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"In an alternate-world modern England under Nazi rule, sheltered teen Jessika Keller questions what it means to be good when she develops an attraction for her best friend, Clementine, an outspoken, radical girl who has drawn the attention of the Nazi regime." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2017]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780763691257
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 22 cm


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PLYMC_Romie Jun 05, 2018

The concept of this book was what intrigued me before I even started reading the first chapter: modern day life, but as if Europe was still under the rule of Nazi Germany. The main character is a model child, citizen, and student, but she is starting to question all that she has come to believe.

Nov 21, 2017

Overall I have mixed feelings about this book. I always find alternate history books fascinating and terrifying all at the same time. I really liked seeing LGBT in this book and how it was handled while not the way we want it to be handled was true to what the Nazi's believed. LGBT isn't something we've seen very often in Historical Fiction books and seeing it talked about is good and I hope it continues. As for the rest of the book, it was terrifying to think of something like this having happened to Europe. So many more lives would have been destroyed and the aftermath of it is one that I don't want to think of. I do want to say Mayhew made it seem very real and the way she had it all explained while a little confusing worked.


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