The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place was named one of Wall Street Journal's Top Ten Children's Books of 2014. It won an American Library Association Odyssey Honor for the audiobook performance narrated by Jayne Entwhistle and produced by Random House Audio. It's been named to the Dorothy Canfield Fisher 2015-16 Master List, and is an Amelia Bloomer Project title, a project that honors titles with feminist merit.

Released September 23, 2014

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, a middle grade murder mystery from Roaring Brook.


“Stunning. Hilarious. And wholly original. If David Sedaris and Agatha Christie had a child, it would be Julie Berry.”
Holly Goldberg Sloan, bestselling author of Counting by 7s.


“An immensely entertaining, smart, and frothy diversion.”
The Horn Book


“Romance blooms in unexpected places, and danger lurks around every corner in this delightfully farcical tale,
full of twists and turns.”

Publisher’s Weekly, starred review.


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All the Truth That’s In Me, a YA novel from Viking (Penguin Books). A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten title, nominated for the MWA Edgar award for YA.

Five starred reviews. A best teen book of 2013 (Kirkus) and a best book of 2013 (SLJ). Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

“Stunning … Every now and then, a novel comes along with such an original voice that readers slow down to savor the poetic prose. This is such a story. A tale of uncommon elegance, power and originality.”
Kirkus, starred review.

Saturated with repressed longing. Mesmerizing. Berry’s language undulates and flows. The Boston Globe - Boston Globe review
2015 Sakura Medal Nominee (Japan) - Sakura Medal
The 2014 Whitney Award Winner - Whitney
A 2014 YALSA BFYA Top Ten title for teens - Another YALSA
Nominee for Edgar Award, YA category - Edgar