|Simply the best YA author I've ever read, who really transcends the genre with something to teach and tell to everyone. 'The Lie Tree' presents a perfect blend of the realities of Victorian-era Britain for a young woman with a brain to match her heart, and a touch of the fantastic to demonstrate how what we do and say affect ourselves and others.
This book and all of Hardinge's books are a must-read for young women who aspire to achieve and exercise their minds and ambitions. And it's a great adventure for young and old.
It helped me to see that young women still face adversity and resistance, not just in Victorian England, but everywhere, in every time, including today. -- Added by Cabin Boy on 01/09/2017