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The Truth and Lies of Ella Black (vuoden 2019 painos)

– tekijä: Emily Barr (Tekijä)

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Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for... Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has been a lie. Her mother and father aren't hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they'll never think to look - the favelas. But there she learns a terrible secret - the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago ...… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
Kirjailijat:Emily Barr (Tekijä)
Info:Philomel Books (2019), 336 pages
Kokoelmat:Early Reviewers and Member Giveaways
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The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr was a book I had been anticipating for a while
I was so very excited to get started with this one as the blurb sounded fantastic.
Unfortunately, this was not quite what I was expecting.
I'd go as far as to say this fell massively short of the mark in terms of what I expected this to deliver, I am so disappointed.
It was like a tale of two halves, the first being super exciting.
Do you remember that old 1956 film The Bad Seed, super movie.
Well, this is where I was at rubbing my hands together in glee especially when we got the big reveal I could just picture where this was taking us.

Then nothing, this book just sank like a damp squad and It was all highly unlikely scenarios and teenage drama and angst.

I kept reading expecting something to happen only to end up deflated.
And to top it all off Ella herself was just not that likeable of a character.
Now if we had got evil Ella instead of just bratty angsty Ella I could have totally digged her.
But no The Truth and Lies of Ella Black is just Ella being a major cow to her parents, I mean total obnoxious I hate everyone teen, so over this.
This is well written and I did finish so this has those plus points in its favour but overall for me this was just an OK read.
So, in conclusion, this just wasn't quite what I was expecting at all, the book really didn't match its killer synopsis, a real shame indeed.
Thank You to NetGalley for proving me with an ARC of The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/
www.beckiebookworm.com ( )
  carpathian1974 | Nov 7, 2019 |


The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr was a book I had been anticipating for a while
I was so very excited to get started with this one as the blurb sounded fantastic.
Unfortunately, this was not quite what I was expecting.
I'd go as far as to say this fell massively short of the mark in terms of what I expected this to deliver, I am so disappointed.
It was like a tale of two halves, the first being super exciting.
Do you remember that old 1956 film The Bad Seed, super movie.
Well, this is where I was at rubbing my hands together in glee especially when we got the big reveal I could just picture where this was taking us.

Then nothing, this book just sank like a damp squad and It was all highly unlikely scenarios and teenage drama and angst.

I kept reading expecting something to happen only to end up deflated.
And to top it all off Ella herself was just not that likeable of a character.
Now if we had got evil Ella instead of just bratty angsty Ella I could have totally digged her.
But no The Truth and Lies of Ella Black is just Ella being a major cow to her parents, I mean total obnoxious I hate everyone teen, so over this.
This is well written and I did finish so this has those plus points in its favour but overall for me this was just an OK read.
So, in conclusion, this just wasn't quite what I was expecting at all, the book really didn't match its killer synopsis, a real shame indeed.
Thank You to NetGalley for proving me with an ARC of The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/
www.beckiebookworm.com ( )
  carpathian1974 | Nov 7, 2019 |
Bajo la apariencia de una vida normal, Ella Black esconde un rasgo de carácter inquietante: en su interior anida un impulso destructor —al que llama Bella, contracción de Bad Ella— que se apodera de sus actos y causa estragos en su día a día. Sin embargo, esta batalla íntima no es su único secreto: tras verse forzada por sus padres a un precipitado e inexplicable viaje a Brasil, descubrirá que su existencia se cimenta sobre un engaño. Disgustada y confundida, Ella se lanza a una búsqueda desesperada que la conducirá al lugar más insospechado, las favelas de Río de Janeiro, con el propósito de desvelar las verdades y mentiras que, como dos fuerzas contrapuestas, iluminan y ensombrecen lo más hondo de sí misma.

En este relato trepidante, que se desarrolla en escenarios casi cinematográficos y con un ritmo vertiginoso, Emily Barr —autora del aclamado éxito de ventas El último recuerdo de Flora Banks— indaga en la convulsa psique de una joven que lucha por conocer su identidad y liberarse de las ataduras que coartan su personalidad.
  bibliotecayamaguchi | Oct 17, 2019 |
Interesting novel in that it twisted away from what I thought was going to happen. Ella Black is the main character who battles an alter-ego in her head that she calls Bella. Ella is the perfect daughter and student, Bella is the complete opposite and draws evil pictures and hurts animals ( she kills a baby bird that the cat brings in with a hammer - ew!) . As Ella struggles to fight with this illness, she notices her parents seeming very agitated and thinks they are getting a divorce. Then suddenly, out of the blue, they turn up to school and tell her that they are taking her to Rio. This is all very strange as they seem to have packed nothing and Ella has to endure the flight there in her school uniform. Why the rush? What's going on? is it because of something Bella did , or did one of her parents do something?

Without giving too much of the plot away, Ella meets a gorgeous boy called Christian and falls hopelessly in love with him but before things get too close, she discovers something about her past and the stress of this causes Bella to erupt. Ella runs away to the slums of Rio, changing her name and getting a charity job teaching English. She even cuts off Christian?

Will the boyfriend or the parents or someone else track Ella down?

If you can suspend your disbelief over WHY the parents take Ella to Rio, then the story works fine , but generally speaking,it's a pretty typical teenage girl angst story that my students will LOVE. ( )
  nicsreads | Aug 20, 2019 |
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Initially I found the premise of the novel intriguing. Ella Black a teenager who finds out her parents have been keeping a secret. While in Brazil Ella learns the truth about her parents, and their deep dark secret.

Not what I expected, but I did prefer the first half of the novel. ( )
  flowers6 | Jul 2, 2019 |
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Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for... Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has been a lie. Her mother and father aren't hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they'll never think to look - the favelas. But there she learns a terrible secret - the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago ...

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