The Big Lie – Julie Mayhew

41wA3pOSQhL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_And what a big lie it is – German governed England in 2014 – Jessika is torn between family love and fidelity to the regime that she has been brought up [brainwashed?] into revering, and the reactionary stance of her best friend Clementine. Can there be a winner in this speculative exploration of what might have been?
Julie Mayhew‘s research into historical and current atrocities adds a frightening legitimacy to this powerful story.
Head to your nearest bookshop to get this great YA read – challenging concepts and content to make you think very hard about just what the difference is between democracy and fascism.

About the book trailer: I used a free account with Stupeflix to make this trailer. Easy to use with a choice of themes and a range of music to embed. Import your own images – apart from the book jacket and author, all are sourced from pixabay with a free to use CC license with no attribution required (I did say thanks with a cup of coffee).


About jenbales

Avid lover of children's literature, experienced teacher librarian with expertise in resourcing the Australian Curriculum; Adjunct lecturer for Charles Sturt University and a representative of INT Books.
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