An emotionally raw debut about the dangers of blind faith -and the power of having faith in oneself.
Stephanie Oakes lives in Spokane, Washington, and works as a library media teacher in a combined middle and elementary school. She has an MFA in poetry from Eastern Washington University. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly is her debut novel.
Now a Morris Award Honor Book, Golden Kite Honor Book, Booklist
Editors' Choice, New York Public Library Best Book for Teens,
Georgia Peach Book Award Nominee and a Texas TAYSHAS Top Ten
* "In beautiful and harrowing prose, Stephanie Oakes' debut peels back the veneer of fairytales to reveal their inherent darkness."--Booklist, STARRED REVIEW * "Suspense, dread, and hope intermingle in Oakes's charged, page-turning debut."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW * "A truly thought-provoking and spectacular story." --VOYA, Perfect 10/STARRED REVIEW "The Scared Lies of Minnow Bly is a psychological thriller, a commentary on our justice system, and a must read book."--Hypable "A page-turner in the truest form of the phrase."--Bustle "A profoundly thoughtful and meaningful read...if you care about girls, you should read it. And since everyone should care about girls, everyone should read it."--Teen Librarian Toolbox "The unravelling of the mystery and the timing of the revelations is masterful, culminating in an explosively rewarding ending. Unflinching, unrelenting and visceral, this one has undeniable adult crossover appeal."--The Globe and Mail "Based on Grimm's fairy tale, "The Handless Maiden," the powerful, fluent writing; engrossing and well-layered mystery; compelling characters; and provocative ideas about family, faith, honesty, loyalty, and friendship are engaging....Ellen Hopkins devotees and fans of The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams will seek this one out."--School Library Journal