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Book Title: The Truth about Truman School|
The author of the book: Dori Hillestad Butler
Edition: Albert Whitman Company
Date of issue: March 1st 2008
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 543 KB
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Reader ratings: 5.9
ISBN 13: 9780807580950
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The Truth about Truman School was a total surprise.
I bought the book at the school's Book Fair for two reasons. It was marked $2.50 (and well within my budget) and the back cover said that it was about teens who decide to tell the truth about life in middle school, not the expurgated lies adults revel in.
Hint: When you get "nothing" as an answer to "what did you do at school today," you have been given the adult-appropriate response. There really are things you don't want to know about your teen's life.
Even though I recommended the book to a couple of students, I really didn't have high expectations, based on the selling price.
I was wrong.
Now, I may get a few phone calls or messages of concern about the "lesbian" references, but, frankly, if you haven't talked to your kid about lesbianism or homosexuality or gay feelings by the time your child is in middle school, then you really haven't talked to your kid about sex yet. It's time for the talk and this book is a good start.
But this book isn't about lesbianism (or sex) at all. It's about cyberbullying and using a computer responsibly and friendships and popularity and real life in a real middle school.
It's told from multiple viewpoints so it's not as girly as the cover makes it out to be even though, from my experience, the majority of cyberbullying occurs to and from the female population.
Some really good discussions could come out of this book and I would highly recommend it to parent-child book clubs. I also recommend that any parent of a middle school student read this. I'm definitely going to recommend it to others. I may even buy enough copies for a class set... or at least a small group for discussion.
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Read information about the authorDori Hillestad Butler grew up writing, for she had no brothers or sisters to play with until she was eight years old. The first book she published was The Great Tooth Fairy Rip-Off , it took her many years to sell that book, followed by four more picture books. She then started writing YA books short stories have appeared in anthologies entitled, The Green Umbrella and Other Sports Stories (Highlights for Children, 1995) and Not the Only One (Alyson Publications, 1994) and in magazines including Cricket, Spider, Highlights for Children, Children's Digest, Child Life and a variety of Sunday School publications. Dori also writes educational materials, edit stories for www.storydog.com, and has a regular book review coloumn in her local newspaper. She currently lives in Coralville, Iowa with her husband, two sons, Ben and Andy, a black cocker spaniel named Molly, a cat named Ashley and a betta fish named Willie.
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