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Sophie McKenzie

Truth or Dare

Sophie McKenzie is the undisputed queen of the teen thriller. After being made redundant from her job in 2003, she started a year-long ‘Writing for Children’ course at the CityLit Institute in London. She finished her first novel, Girl Missing, at the beginning of 2005; Simon & Schuster Children’s Books then published it in 2006.

Sophie joined Nikki Gamble  In the Reading Corner to talk about her thriller Truth or Dare.

About Truth or Dare
When lies are everywhere, how far will you go for the truth? A tense eco-drama with an explosive twist from the million-copy-selling author of Girl, Missing. Fourteen-year-old Maya cannot believe she has to spend the summer with her grandmother, helping out at the family cosmetics firm. But things get much more exciting when she meets a community of activists campaigning against the dumping of chemical waste.

Getting closer to one boy in particular, Bear, Maya is dared to join one of their protest missions but doesn’t know that her grandmother’s business is the target. Someone has been lying about their environmentally-friendly products, and as danger threatens, Maya must uncover the truth or betray her family forever. In this edge-of-your-seat drama exploring the line between truth and lies,