The Supreme Lie by Geraldine McCaughrean



Publishing date: 15th April 2021

Reviewed by Children’s Bookseller Alex:

‘Of the moment, exposing the ludicrous and ruthless nature of politics. A gripping page turner with dark humour and moments of light, you will be rooting with the sensible Gloria as she comes to terms with the reality of what goes on behind the scenes and her opportunity to make decisions which will literally mean life or death for those around her.  Highly recommended.’

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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.

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