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The Last Lie

(2020)
(Last Word)
(The second book in the List series)
A novel by

 
 
In the powerful conclusion to the award-winning List duology, Letta must return from exile to fight for the people of Ark, even if it may cost her everything. Perfect for fans of The Giver, The Last Lie is a dystopian adventure for tweens and teens and an important commentary on censorship, language, and the pursuit of freedom.

If babies never hear a single word, they will never learn to speak.

The battle for Ark seems to be over... but it was only the beginning. Letta has taken refuge with the rebels, and spends her days as a teacher, introducing young children words that never should have been lost. It is dangerous work, but Letta knows that being able to express yourself is what makes us human.

But the new ruler of Ark is even crueler than her predecessor, and Letta is horrified to find that they are stealing babies so they can get rid of language once and for all: if babies never hear a single word, they will never learn to speak.

Letta and the other rebels must find a way to defeat the evil for good before they lose the very thing that will set them free.

Pick up the List duology if you are looking for:
  • The perfect tool to discuss censorship and freedom of speech with young readers

    A gripping, fast-moving story that will appeal to 5th grade readers and above, especially 10 year old girls that will love the strong character of Letta and tweens 11-14

    A discussion starter on the importance of language and the power of expression, and what it means for society


  • Genre: Children's Fiction

    Praise for this book

    "The fantasy book of the year." - Eoin Colfer


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    Hardback Editions

    August 2020 : USA Hardback
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    Title: The Last Lie (The List, 2)
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    ISBN: 1-4926-9333-2 / 978-1-4926-9333-8 (USA edition)
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
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    Paperback Editions

    October 2020 : Paperback
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    Title: The Last Word
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    ISBN: 0-369-34310-7 / 978-0-369-34310-9
    Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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    August 2019 : Australia Paperback
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    Title: Last Word
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    ISBN: 1-925870-66-9 / 978-1-925870-66-4 (Australia edition)
    Publisher: Affirm Press
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    Audio Editions

    August 2020 : USA Audio CD
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    Title: The Last Lie
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    ISBN: 1-66203-219-6 / 978-1-66203-219-6 (USA edition)
    Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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    August 2020 : USA Audio CD
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    Title: The Last Lie
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    ISBN: 1-66202-844-X / 978-1-66202-844-1 (USA edition)
    Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
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    August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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    Title: The Last Lie: The List, Book 2
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
    Availability: Amazon   


    August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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    Title: The Last Lie: The List, Book 2
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
    Availability: Amazon CA   


    Kindle Editions

    August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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    Title: The Last Lie (The List Book 2)
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
    Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


    August 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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    Title: The Last Word
    Author(s): Patricia Forde
    Publisher: Affirm Press
    Availability: Amazon AU