Set in 1942 in Occupied France, Telling Lies is the story of a 15-year-old girl, Simone, whose family are supporters of the Resistance. Simone finds herself taking an active part in helping a New Zealand airman who has parachuted out of his crippled RAF bomber near their farm. This tale of what it was like to live in Occupied France evokes the varying moods of the times suSet in 1942 in Occupied France, Telling Lies is the story of a 15-year-old girl, Simone, whose family are supporters of the Resistance. Simone finds herself taking an active part in helping a New Zealand airman who has parachuted out of his crippled RAF bomber near their farm. This tale of what it was like to live in Occupied France evokes the varying moods of the times superbly: paranoia, fear, defiance, betrayal, split loyalties, nostalgia for simpler times, hardship, quick thinking ... Against this beautifully evoked backdrop of time and place - and consideration of the issues that people of all ages had to face - is a thrilling adventure whose twists and turns hold you in thrall. Patricia was inspired to write the book by a trip to France in 2008, when she met Monique Fillerin, the last surviving member of the legendary Fillerin family, who sheltered her father in 1942 and helped him escape back to England. While Telling Lies is fictional, it draws on some of her father's experiences as he recorded them in his diary."...
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Telling Lies Reviews
Its set in the second world war (WW2). A young girl called Simone lives with her family in Germany. However, one morning, Simones younger brother, Bernard, saw a plane flying. Surprised, he went over to Simone and woke her up. Simone did not believe this until she was walking in the forest with Bernard and saw a limping, injured man. He was a New Zealander that just survived from a plane crash. Simones family helps him, risking all their lives to get the New Zealander back to his home. I could relate to Simone (the main character) because she really wants to help people and hide secrets that are suspicious and mysterious. Simone is thirteen years old, which I am so its easier to relate. She loves going on dangerous and risky missions just to help a person that desperately needs help. Also, she keeps secrets to herself that makes her feel uncomfortable but still tells her parents when she needs to. One of the important relationships in the book was love between everyone. Paul, the New Zealander, was polite and very patient. He valued his helpers very highly and did what they asked him to do. I thought this was important because, if he did not do this, Simones family wouldn’t of been to happy about helping Paul get back to New Zealand. They loved each other that built each others relationship. One of the things that the book made me think about was no matter which country you are from, everyones the same. What this means is that all people are humans and they are the same even if one has greater power than one. For example, in the book, it shows that Simones family help Paul even if they could of sold him as a prisoner and received lots of money. It shows that Simones family had the power to do anything but the family helps one another and in this situation it was Paul. Humans are supposed to help each other and this shows in this book.I LOVED this book because my favourite type of book is about WW2, about Nazis and Jews. This book was emotional and enticing and made me read more and more of the book. It has a very intense story base line.I would definitely recommend this to my friends if they enjoy reading novels based on WW2. If not, i would not recommend it because they will get bored through the book.
This is the story of 15 yr old Simone in 1942. Her family are part of the French Resistance, and when she finds a NZ airman on their farm, they all step in to help.This is a thrilling story, with heart stopping moments along the way. It's also a great way to see what it was like being part of the Resistance in France during the war. Fear, Hope, Defiance and Bravery are all necessary to help this airman escape the Nazi's.Telling Lies was written after the author visited France to meet the last of a family who helped her father during the war.Great Kiwi Fiction.
Ignore the very subdued cover - this historical novel paints an absorbing picture of life in German-occupied France during World War II. Fifteen-year-old Simone risks her own life and liberty to help an injured New Zealand airman find his way across the country to safety.
good it was short and it is more confusing in the last chapter but I still loved it :)
Amazing!!! Brilliant read. Really tugs at your heart :')
well written story - I enjoy these war theme books
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