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ᥢ Free Read Hardcover [ ᘼ The Lie Tree ] ᦠ By Frances Hardinge ᦨ ᥢ Free Read Hardcover [ ᘼ The Lie Tree ] ᦠ By Frances Hardinge ᦨ Gr 7 UpIn a time when a young woman s exterior life can be stifling and dull, Faith Sunderly s interior life is cavernous She has a sharp mind a keen interest in the scientific research that has made her father, the formidable Reverend Sunderly, famous and an irresistible impulse for sneaking, spying, and skulking around Faith s curiosity about the world around her, which she must keep hidden, is a source of personal shame and the one thing about herself she longs for people, especially her father, to notice When the Reverend is invited to take part in an archaeological dig on the insular island community of Vane, the whole family packs up and moves with him It doesn t take long for Faith to suspect there are darker reasons the family left London in such a hurry, and just as she s starting to put things together, her father is found dead Setting out to prove her father s death was a murder, Faith uncovers a web of secrets the Reverend has been keeping, all centered on one of his specimensa small tree that thrives on lies and bears a fruit that tells the truth Faith believes she can use the tree to find her father s killer and begins feeding it lies As the tree grows, so do Faith s lies and her fevered obsession with finding out the truth Hardinge, who can turn a phrase like no other, melds a haunting historical mystery with a sharp observation on the dangers of suppressing the thirst for knowledge, and leaves readers to wonder where science ends and fantasy begins VERDICT Smart, feminist, and shadowy, Hardinge s talents are on full display here.Beth McIntyre, Madison Public Library, WIOver the last decade or so, Frances Hardinge has joined the ranks of those writers of young adult fiction, like Philip Pullman, whose approach to fantasy proves so compelling that they quickly develop an adult following, and The Lie Tree is a good demonstration of why this is so Its a rather stunning page turner of a performance, and an excellent introduction to Hardinges increasingly important body of work Locus In 19th century Britain, the study of natural history was reserved for gentlemen Unlucky enough to be born female, science minded Faith, the heroine of this dark and captivating period novel, cant hope to follow in her naturalist fathers footsteps Yet when those footsteps lead to his suspicious death, Faith turns her weakness into an advantage Underestimated by everyone, from her fathers colleagues to the servants to her own mother, she embarks on an investigation that propels her into the scandal that ruined her fathers reputation and entices her to adopt his morally questionable research methods.The Lie Tree shares the rich, cerebral atmosphere and feminist bent of Andrea Barretts history of science inspired fiction for adults, weaving it all together with gossamer fairy tale thread The books title refers to a plant Faiths fathers secret discovery that withers in the light and feeds off of lies Faith believes that reason and logic must hold the explanation to the Lie Trees puzzling attributes, since, for her, magic was not an answer it was an excuse to avoid looking for one Nonetheless, she cant deny that when she whispers untruths into its leaves, things happen Both the plant and Faiths covert power start to grow.Hardinges gorgeous descriptive language is charged with menace and meaning Lying in bed one night, Faith imagines her lie spreading silently like dark green smoke, filling the air around the house like a haze, spilling from the mouths of those who whispered and wondered and feared soaking like mist into waiting leaves, seeping like sap down gnarled slender stems, and forcing itself out into a small, white spearhead of a bud The Lie Tree is a murder mystery that dazzles at every level, shimmering all the brightly the deeper down into it you go Christine Heppermann Chicago Tribune STARRED REVIEW Mystery, magic, religion, and feminism swirl together in Hardinges latest heady concoctionHardinge creates a fierce, unlikable heroine navigating a rapidly changing world and does it all with consummate skill and pitch perfect prose, drawing readers into Faiths world and onto her side and ultimately saying quite a lot about the world Thematically rich, stylistically impressive, absolutely unforgettable Kirkus STARRED REVIEW Hardinge, who can turn a phrase like no other, melds a haunting historical mystery with a sharp observation on the dangers of suppressing the thirst for knowledge, and leaves readers to wonder where science ends and fantasy begins Smart, feminist, and shadowy, Hardinges talents are on full display here School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW Hardinges characteristically rich writing is on full displayalternately excoriating, haunting, and darkly funnyand the novel also features complex, many sided characters and a clear eyed examination of the deep sexism of the period, which trapped even the most intelligent women in roles as restrictive as their corsets Publisher s Weekly STARRED REVIEW There is an effortless beauty to Hardinges writing, which ranges from frank to profound Though layered,the plot refuses to sag, driven as it is by mystery, taut atmosphere, complex characters, and Faithsinsatiable curiosityIt is a book in which no details are wasted and each chapter brings a new surprise Readersof historical fiction, mystery, and fantasy will all be captivated by this wonderfully crafted novel and themany secrets hidden within its pages Booklist STARRED REVIEW The elements of the mystery are masterfully keyed to the concerns of the Victorian time period, and its unfolding is handled with a dexterity that never loses sight of the gender problem the book also directs its light onto matters of faith and doubt, and the issue of lies and truth in the pursuit of science The excitement and danger, coupled with Faiths intrepid though morally flawed pursuit of justice, call to mind Hardinges Fly by Night BCCB 9 06 give this to readers unafraid to think disquieting thoughts as they race through a breathtaking, action packed adventure BCCB STARRED REVIEW Everything in this audacious novel is on the cusp or in limbo, setting up delicious tensions and thematic riches The time is nineteenth century England just after Darwins theory of evolution has thrown the scientific world into turmoil the setting is the fictional island of Vane, between land and sea the main character is a fourteen year old girl caught between societys expectations and her fierce desire to be a scientist Hardinge maintains masterful control of the whole complex construct everything from the sentence level on up to the larger philosophical and political questions A stunner The Horn Book Some of the most beloved science fiction and fantasy writers, from Madeleine LEngle to Philip Pullman, began as young adult authors whose fiction proved so compelling that 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    • The Lie Tree
    • 2.3
    • 145
    • Hardcover
    • 388 pages
    • Frances Hardinge
    • English
    • 07 December 2016

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