The Truth Commission

The Truth Commission

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A Book Riot Best Book of 2015 So Far Four starred reviews! "Susan Juby's The Truth Commission knocked my socks off. You should read it!"--Gayle Forman, best-selling author of If I Stay "Susan Juby is a marvel. Wise, witty, and full of heart, her writing draws you in and won't let go. And just when you think it can't get any better, it does."--Meg Cabot This was going to be the year Normandy Pale came into her own. The year she emerged from her older sister's shadow--and Kiera, who became a best-selling graphic novelist before she even graduated from high school, casts a long one. But it hasn't worked out that way, not quite. So Normandy turns to her art and writing, and the "truth commission" she and her friends have started to find out the secrets at their school. It's a great idea, as far as it goes--until it leads straight back to Kiera, who has been hiding some pretty serious truths of her own. Susan Juby's The Truth Commission A story about easy truths, hard truths, and those things best left unsaid. * "With a deft hand and an open mind, Juby presents many layers of truth. This is a sharp-edged portrait of a dysfunctional family with some thought-provoking ideas about what is real." --Publishers Weekly, starred review * "A surprising, witty, and compulsive read." --School Library Journal, starred review * "Hilarious, deliciously provocative and slyly thought-provoking."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Juby's bright dialogue and vivid, appealing characters draw readers along as the three young artists navigate truths both light and dark, discovering themselves in the process."--The Horn Book, starred review * "A smart, savvy YA novel about what constitutes the truth; its ideas will linger long after the last page."--Shelf Awareness, starred review "I absolutely loved The Truth Commission. Every page made me laugh aloud, while all the time the tears were creeping up on me. The characters are so real that I wouldn't be surprised if they knocked on my door right now. I hope they do, I want to spend more time with them."--Jaclyn Moriarty, author of The Year of Secret Assignments and A Corner of Whiteshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 309 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 834.61g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New American Library
  • United States
  • English
  • 0451468775
  • 9780451468772
  • 383,930

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PRAISE FOR SUSAN JUBY STAR "Comedy rules in Juby's satirical, laugh-out-loud debut about a wacky home-schooled teenager who decides to try public high school . . . the biggest complaint readers will likely have is the pain in their stomachs from laughing. Hilarious."--"Kirkus Reviews", starred review for "Alice, I Think" STAR " Juby again demonstrates her ability to tell a story that's richly colored all the way to the edges . . . Whether kids fancy themselves unlikely stand-up heroes or just wish there was one out there as they enter high school, they'll relish Sherman's endearingly dorky nobility."--"BCCB", starred review for "Getting the Girl" AWARDS "Alice, I Think" An ALA Best Book for Young Adults; "Kirkus Reviews" Editors' Choice; Amazon Top Ten Teen Boo "Another Kind of Cowboy" An ALA Best Book for Young Adults; An ALA Rainbow List Book; A "Kirkus Reviews" Editors' Choice; White Pine Award Master List; Finalist for the Canadian Library Association YA Book Award "Getting the Girl: " An Edgar Award Finalist; "Kirkus" Editors' Choice; Georgia Peach Award Master List; White Pine Award Master List;show more

About Susan Juby

Susan Juby ( has written six novels for teenagers. The most well-known is Alice, I Think, the first of the Alice MacLeod trilogy, which was made into a successful television series. She is also the author of a memoir, Nice Recovery, and the adult comic novel The Woefield Poetry Collective; the sequel, Republic of Dirt, has just been published in Canada. She is currently working on a second novel about the Green Pastures Academy of Art and Applied Design. Susan Juby lives in Nanaimo, BC, Canada, the setting for most of her books -- including this more
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