The Tale of Truthwater Lake

Emma Carroll

This is a wonderful story with brilliant, headstrong characters who capture the readers’ imagination and pull them into Polly’s world. Casting an eye to the future and the probable effects of climate change as well as looking back to a time when water was already sparse, this story is set 10 years in the future and 70 years in the past. It gives the reader an insight into what our planet could look and feel like.

A tale of climate change, illicit swimming and friendship.

Published by faber & faber

Review by Sophie Land, age 16

Reviewed by Tash Hyde