An innovative, side-splitting take on secrets and truth-telling
Open secrets are the heart of gossip--the obvious things that no one is brave or tactless enough to ask. Except for Normandy Pale and her friends. They are juniors at a high school for artists, and have no fear. They are the Truth Commission. Then, one of their truth targets says to Normandy: "If you want to know about the truth, you might want to look a little closer to home."
This dryly funny, knife-sharp novel, written as "narrative nonfiction" by Normandy herself, features footnotes, illustrations, and a combination mystery/love story that will capture readers from the first page.
Praise for Susan Juby:
"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
"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
"Susan Juby is a marvel. Wise, witty, and full of heart, her writing draws you in and won't let you go. And just when you think it can't get any better it does." --Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author