Truth and Lies of Ella Black
Emily Barr

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Narrated By: Kelby Keenan

Duration: 9 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr, read by Kelby Keenan.

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 . . .


Children's / Teenage fiction: Crime and mystery fiction, Children's / Teenage fiction: Action and adventure stories, Children's / Teenage personal and social topics: Divorce, separation, family break-up

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