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Tell Me No Lies [Kindle Edition]

Malorie Blackman
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Gemma longs for her lost mother, taking comfort from the cuttings in her scrapbook; pictures of mothers who loved their children come what may.

Mike is new to the area; a boy with a terrible secret to hide. A secret about his missing mother.

Gemma and Mike - two kids hurt by their past and now inextricably linked. Their effect on each other's lives will be explosive.

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Gemma and Mike each have something to hide, and when they meet the electricity that sparks between them leads them both to act uncharacteristically, causing each other pain that they will never forget. As the two misfits each begin to face the ghosts that have haunted them for most of their young lives, the emotional scars of two deeply unhappy children are slowly and painfully revealed as their relationship as pursuer and pursued magnifies the hurt to the point of despair.

Powerful, haunting and totally gripping, Tell Me No Lies is an explosive psychological thriller that never compromises, never disappoints and leaves the reader with the uncomfortable and overwhelming impression that there are some problems that can never be completely resolved, but may perhaps become more bearable as time moves on. It is also proof, if proof were needed, that the award-winning Malorie Blackman is a literary force to be reckoned with. (Ages 10 to 13) --Susan Harrison

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A powerful, thought-provoking and highly readable novel by one of today's most talented writers for children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 542 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New Edit/Cover edition (13 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050NJNCS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,602 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Malorie Blackman is acknowledged as one of today's most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. The novels in her Noughts & Crosses sequence have won several awards, including the FCBG Red House Children's Book Award, and she has won many other awards for her books. Both Hacker and Thief! won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award - Malorie is the only author to have won this award twice - while Hacker also won the WH Smith Mind-Boggling Books Award in 1994. Her books for teens include Boys Don't Cry and Noble Conflict.

Her work has appeared on screen, with Pig-Heart Boy, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, being adapted into a BAFTA-winning TV serial. Malorie has also written a number of titles for younger readers including Cloud Busting, which won the Smarties Silver Award, The Monster Crisp Guzzler, Robot Girl, Snow Dog and Whizziwig. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. In 2008, she was then honoured with an OBE for her services to Children's Literature.

Malorie Blackman was the UK Children's Laureate 2013-2015.

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving story of 2 desolate children. 13 Jun. 2001
By A Customer
Mike is the new kid in town and is desperate to make new friends. Which he does, much to the dislike of Gemma. She has been there her whole life and has no friends. To keep herself busy and because she has no Mum, Gemma Collects pictures of Mums. Anything from Mums out of the newspaper looking sad to Mums out of a magazine, at the beach. A moving tale of deception, jealousy and friendship. Tell me no Lies is split into two halves, each chapter spinning from one character to the next, leaving the reader with an uneasy feeling of what might happen next.The two main characters, Gemma and Mike, are both hiding unbearable secrets about their parents. Their terrible secrets hangover them like a dark rain cloud never to go away.
Gemma and Mike, are two very lonely people looking for someone to help and understand them. In their despair, they both bring out their bad side and do things which are completely out of character. Award winning Malorie Backman writes with alot of feeling. She paints a vivid picture in the readers mind, of the passionate book which brings tears to the eyes of many.
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5.0 out of 5 stars children of courage 25 Feb. 2010
By David Spanswick VINE VOICE
Courage is a word rarely used to describe your average child who complains a lot and appears to be little more than devious and attention seeking, but in this book Malorie Blackman looks behind the "brave face" of the child with difficulties to examine not only the complexity of the problems that have made them react the way they so but also the daily courage some children have to display to simple face a world that is completely at odds with what they have been promised

I rate this book extrememly highly and should to be read not just by its target adolescent audience but also anybody involved with children who can take the time out and look deeper beneath the surface.

A brave and possibly controversial book that points out that nothing is rarely what it apppears when it comes to children and growing up
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars this is worth a read, but a bit slow 10 Aug. 2003
This book is good, but not excellent. It doesn't compare to Noughts and Crosses. It's about a lonely girl named Gemma and a new boy at school called mike, and they have both lost their mothers. Its all about jelousy, bribary, hatred and friendship. It is worth a read but you have to keep to it because it's a bit slow. Malorie Blackman's trick is to hide secrets within her characters and slowly reveal them in the story to keep the reader gripped and she does this well in Tell me no lies. What i'd say is if you have the time, read all of Blackman's books as she is a terrific author, but if you have time for one book then keep searching because this isn't it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tell Me No Lies Book Review 17 Nov. 2011
This is a really interesting book; maybe one of Malorie's best. Basically, there is a girl called Gemma. She collects scrapbooks of people's mothers. One day, a new boy called Mike joins her class. She realises that his mum is in one of her scrapbooks, so she blackmails him to steal things for her. If he doesn't, she tells his secret to the whole school! But, Mike thinks she means another secret about his father... which she doesn't. I would give this book a 5 star rating! Your jaw will literally drop when you get to the end...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tell me no lies 16 Mar. 2014
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I chose a 5 star rating, because I found this book interesting and it teaches you to never bully anyone or there will be a big punishment. I would recommend this book for people around age 7 and up. This book will teach you that when you are being bullied you immediately tell the teacher before the bully starts to blackmail you and make you do stupid things.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read! 8 July 2008
Slow to start but once you're into the book it's really enjoyable and hard to put down. It's written from two different points of view which gives you an insight into each character's feelings and emotions. The story is based on bullying and has twists and surprising turns throughout. Would thoroughly recommend this book to other readers but mainly older children because of the issues covered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 31 Jan. 2014
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I absolutely loved this book. Portrayed each character so well, with each chapter from gemmas to mikes prospective. This book is one of Marlorie Blackmans best. I would recommend it to 10 to 12 year olds
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4.0 out of 5 stars Now this...this is a good book... 4 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
i read this bookaroun the age of eight (im 15 now) and love i the book was a gift from my aunt who'd i really see and soon enough i got good ~.^
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