First of all, I loved this book. Second of all, holy cow, why is The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge shelved as a children's book? Murder, suicide, affairs, scheming after money through marriage, and hints of sexual relationships abound.
I have been talking about this book at my kid's softball practice, at work, and anywhere else I run into a fellow reader. Sometimes I re-read sentences just to bask in how beautifully written they were. I plan on going out to grab everything Hardinge has written!
I was intrigued by the manner in which Faith approaches the world. As a smart, clever, and determined person in world not willing to recognize those traits in a young woman, Faith simply can't bring herself to settle for less. She is quick-witted, but her impetuousness made me cringe at times. Such is a life of a teenager.