The Girl Who Couldn't Lie

The Girl Who Couldn't Lie

Radhika Sanghani
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A fresh and funny story from an exciting new voice for readers aged 8+

Young readers will find much to relate to in this story about white lies, brutal honesty and a bangle with special powers...

We love the look of this new book by debut author Radhika Sanghani. With a hugely relatable lead character, bags of humour and a few surprising twists and turns, we predict this will be popular with fans of Jenny Pearson and Lisa Thompson.


Priya Shah lies. A lot. She pretends everything in her life is perfect, so she doesn't disappoint anyone.

But when she puts on a bangle left to her by her Ba - the one person she was always honest with - she finds herself unable to tell a lie.

Priya is mortified. She tells her dad she hates his cooking, she tells Dan Zhang about her huge crush on him, she shares her best friends' secrets at school. She can't get the bangle off, and she can't stop the truths pouring out of her.

As more things go wrong, and Priya's truth-telling spirals out of control, can Priya learn to be honest without hurting the people she loves?

Radhika Sanghani is an award-winning features journalist, screenwriter, influential body positivity campaigner and a 2020 BBC Writers Room graduate. Radhika writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Elle, Guardian, Grazia, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.

Number of pages: 304
Reading age guide: 8 to 12 years
Publication date: 9th May 2024
Publisher: Usborne
ISBN: 9781805316749
Format: Paperback

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