Midnight Lie, The

Nirrim embarks on a journey of discovery, learning that everything she has ever known is based on lies. She learns about herself and the deceits that her society has been built on, realizing that the magic she feels is real and that there is a cost to this awakening knowledge. From this fantasy novel, secondary-level students may draw parallels between the socioeconomic disparity within the fictional society and the themes of power and slavery throughout human history. In the classroom, the novel lends itself to literature circles or independent reading. It may inspire class discussions about lies, their impact on society, social responsibility, and various creative writing opportunities related to the story’s themes and characters.
Rutkoski, M.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts