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The Truth Commission : a novel

by Juby, Susan, 1969-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
ACLA Mobile Library Services Teen Fiction YA JUBY
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA JUBY
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA JUBY Susan
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA JUBY Susan
Carnegie Library of Homestead Teen Fiction YA FIC Juby
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Teen Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC Juby
Community Library of Castle Shannon Young Adult Fiction YA Fic Juby
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA Fic Juby
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA FIC JUB
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA FIC JUB
Millvale Community Library YAF JUB
Location  Millvale Community Library
Call Number  YAF JUB
North Versailles Public Library Young Adult YA FIC JUBY
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA FIC JUBY
Plum Community Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC JUB
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA FIC JUB
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 White
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Best friends and art-school students Normandy (a girl), Dusk (a girl), and Neil (a boy, duh!) form a de facto truth commission: each week, each of them will ask someone to give them the straight truth. The experiment's results will constitute Normandy's creative nonfiction project. The novel, then, is presented as that project, complete with footnotes and the occasional piece of spot art. Things go more or less swimmingly until someone suggests Norm look closer to home for the truth, and then things take a darker turn. Norm's older sister Keira is a celebrated graphic novelist whose work is based (unflatteringly) on her family. Something is amiss with Keira, and Norm decides to ferret out the truth about it. The problem, as Juby expertly shows, is that truth is messy and sometimes like a hot potato hard to handle. Though it comes dangerously close to melodrama by the end, the story is clever, the characters appealing, and the theme is thought-provoking.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a story framed as a creative nonfiction assignment (complete with footnotes), Normandy Pale, a student at a prestigious fine arts high school, recounts the often harrowing and sometimes hilarious events of the first semester of her junior year. It all begins when Normandy and best friends Dusk and Neil form a "Truth Commission" in order to answer some pressing questions. Why did their pretty classmate Aimee get plastic surgery? Why is school secretary Mrs. Dekker so grumpy? Is Tyler Jones really gay? The trio's strategy is straightforward: just ask the persons in question. Some are relieved to confess to the Commission, yet Normandy resists investigating the biggest mystery in her life: why has her sister, a famous graphic novelist, dropped out of college and returned home? With a deft hand and an open mind, Juby (the Alice trilogy) presents many layers of truth while evoking Normandy's pain over being the subject of ridicule in her sister's books. This is a sharp-edged portrait of a dysfunctional family with some thought-provoking ideas about what is real. Ages 14-up. Agent: Hilary McMahon, Westwood Creative Artists. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Truth -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :2015
Contributors Cooper, Trevor, 1949- illustrator.
Language English
Description 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780451468772
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