Author: Julie Mayhew

Mother Tongue by Julie Mayhew

Mother Tongue by Julie Mayhew

I respect what Julie Mayhew was trying to do with this book, but I don’t think it worked. Mother Tongue is a fictional account of the family of one of the victims of the Beslan school siege in 2004.  I will admit my ignorance – before reading this book, I was entirely unfamiliar with the event.  Also, I was 14 and admittedly not following the news.  The Beslan school siege was a three-day siege at a Russian school where approximately 1200 people were held hostage on the first day of school for three days.  Over three hundred people were killed, […]

Posted July 31, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

The Big Lie by Julie Mayhew

Jessika has been brainwashed since childhood. Her father holds an important position with the Reicht, and so Jessika must always be on her best behavior.  She is the top of her class, a gifted skater, and she is the Favorite Daughter of the Reicht. Until Clementine. Clementine Amelia Hart changes everything Jessika has been told is truth.  She allows her to see through the shroud that has been tucked over the people of Britain since the German Reicht overtook them.  She shows Jess that the things she has learned growing up are just ways the government keeps her enslaved. This […]

Posted October 26, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //