Nance, a young black girl, is trying to piece together the true story of her adoption, beginning with a newly-discovered photograph of herself as a baby. OD, her boyfriend, is struggling to cope with his crumbling family life and a sense that he’s going nowhere fast.
Nance is searching for her past. OD is searching for a future.
Engrossed in their own private struggles, can their relationship survive? It soon becomes clear that things aren’t always what they seem and that white lies can cover up some of the darkest secrets.
International Youth Library White Raven Award
Shortlisted for Bisto Book of the Year Award
PRAISE FOR WHITE LIES
‘Mark O’Sullivan’s children’s fiction ranks among the highest achievements of contemporary Irish writing for the young. The reissue of White Lies, one of his most thought-provoking titles, is to be warmly welcomed.’ Robert Dunbar, commentator on children’s books and reading
‘accomplished’ Mary Shine Thompson, The Irish Times
‘riveting’ Mary Arrigan, Irish Examiner
Mark O’ Sullivan is regarded as one of Ireland\'s best writers for older children and for teenagers. He is recipient of a number of prestigious awards including two Reading Association of Ireland Awards, the Eilís Dillon Award and three Bisto Merit Awards. He lives in Tipperary with his wife and two daughters and continues to add to his list of books for children and teens.