The Supreme Lie
Twice Carnegie medal winning Geraldine McCaughrean’s enthralling new novel is set in a world paralysed by natural disaster and dangerous lies.
Fifteen-year-old Gloria is maid to Afalia’s tyrannical Head of State, Madame Suprema. When the country is hit by unprecedented flooding, Madame Suprema runs away, fearing she will be blamed for the crisis. To cover up this cowardly act, Gloria is made to step into Madame Suprema’s shoes and is thrust into a world of corrupt and desperate politicians. As Gloria becomes aware of the forces toying with her every move, she must take decisions that could save, or end, thousands of lives – including her own…
A brilliant and darkly funny commentary on our present times by one of our greatest writers.
This enjoyable eco thriller is richly told * The Times, Children's Book of the Week * The mind of Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the great natural wonders of our universe. * Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines * A stunning new novel by one of our finest writers for the young. * Tim Bowler, author of River Boy * Unusual, compelling, ambitious; a visual feast of the imagination. * John McLay, Literary Scout * A vintage McCaughrean to savour! * Joy Court, UKLA & The School Librarian *
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