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A moving story of 2 desolate children.
on 13 June 2001
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.