I have such mixed feelings on this book On the one hand the story was interesting to keep me up all night finishing it which is a commendable feat And the framing device is interesting albeit flawed I think adults who enjoy YA lit would probably find this to be an interesting ead But on the other hand it teaches kids the target audience some terrible lessons Let s dive ight into the negatives shall we On the surface this seems like a great book for teaching important life lessons It covers things like slut shaming and sexuality with a moderate amount of care but unfortunately it also has an apparently straight female character eclaiming a slur historically used against gay men an unironic use of the term friend zone and the excusing of cultural appropriation as long as the offenders are sweetly committed pretenders who weren t hurting anyone with their delusions There s also some comparatively mild ableist language I also have Ola Shakes It Up relatively minor criticisms about the flatness of the characters and the inconsistency of the conceit primarily that a lot of the footnotes make it sound like this is the first draft yet there s a part in the project itself thatefers to the project being completed followed a few pages later by another footnote that only makes sense attached to a first draft There s no internal consistency is what I m saying Plus there are times when it seems like Juby forgot the concept and just started writing in a typical novel style which esults in the books eading like it was written by two different peopleI have some final complaints that I need to Einatmen, Ausatmen rant about that contains spoilers so I ll put it under spoiler tags but it s noteally important to my ecommendation if you e "in the target audience for this book ie a teen ead Beauty ueens by Libba Bray "the target audience for this book ie a teen ead Beauty ueens by Libba Bray anything by Courtney Summers instead They e all better book ie a teen ead Beauty ueens by Libba Bray anything by Courtney Summers instead They e all better books and importantly they do a much better job of discussing serious issues If you e an adult who likes YA and you ve already Dahmer Detective: The Interrogation and Investigation That Shocked The World read all the previously mentionedecommendations it may be worth checking out It is a pretty uick 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig Cologne readin case the tags don t work spoilers followview spoilerI hate how cavalierly the topic ofape is handled It s used as a throwaway shocking twist twice instead of the traumatizing eal world issue that it
REALLY IS PART OF THE PROBLEM is Part of the problem that the viciousness of Keira and her willingness to lie about being aped came out of nowhere She s characterized as troubled and distant at worst Yes she did some things that were hurtful to her family but it s presented as though she s unaware she s hurting them likely due to mental health issues Not only does it end up handling the topic of The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2 rape poorly it also has the presumably unintended effect of making it look like the mentally ill are malicious and possibly straight up evil all for the sake of a bigeveal I also didn t care for the statement of fact that there s no way a man who s married to another man would be interested in sex with a woman as though bi and pansexual people don t exist despite the acknowledgment with the discussion of another character that they do Speaking of sexuality the constant mentions that both sides were hoping Tyler would choose them is just gross People s sexuality matters for them not because if they choose your side you might get to bang themI m aware that it might seem hypocritical for me to love Gone Girl which has Mise En Sc�ne: Cin�ma Et Lecture received plenty of criticism for it s handling ofape and yet criticize The Truth Commission so harshly First off if you Deathless re bothered by the handling of falseape claims in Gone Girl that is completely valid and I m not going to tell you that you shouldn t be bothered But I will tell you why I think it s different from this book Most impo. Ein Häppchen Wahrheit gefällig Oder darf's doch ein bisschen mehr seinDas Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge denken sich die drei Freunde Dusk Neil und Normandy zu Beginn des 11 Schuljahres und starten ein gewagtes Experiment Einmal jede Woche wird abwechselnd einer der drei einem Menschen.
Free download The Truth CommissionRtantly it s a book for adults Problematic handling of any topic is much severe in my mind when it s directly targeted at kids Not that all adults are mature but the probability of them having the necessary level of knowledge
critical thinking skills is higher than it is for teens But also the way Amy Dunne uses false ape claims as a weapon "Is Consistent With Who She Is As A Character She "consistent with who she is as a character She cold and calculating and manipulative This is the same woman who s willing to frame her husband for murder and then commit murder all in order to get what she wants Keira lacks that clarity of character Presumably this is because Normandy is as she admits an unreliable narrator although she chalks it up to narration being inherently unreliable While Amy is also an admitted unreliable narrator that eveal is part of our understanding of who she is It s part and parcel of her manipulations With Normandy we don t get that slow eveal of her sister s true self it s just BAM oh I guess I didn t know my sister at all The Truth Commission s flat characterization and poor pacing combine with the ungraceful handling of delicate issues to make a giant mess of an ending I know I m ambling because I m angry at the writing so I m just going to stop here I think having a The Third Lynx (Quadrail, rushed unsatisfying ending to thiseview is exactly what the book deserves hide spoiler I was surprised by how much I liked this book I went into it thinking it was some light entertainment but don t be fooled by the sweet cover This story is clever and thoughtful and definitely not fluff I will definitely keep an eye on this author and Mixed Doubles recommend this book to fans of clever YA fictionFindeviews and bookish fun at 45 starsThis hadAnd Critical Thinking Skills Is
strong esonances with two of this year s Book Battle booksresonances with two of this year s Book Battle books me think of another one a few times and I bet if I had time and will I could come up with connections The two were The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy and The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone It s not a major leap with a somewhat unreliable narrator who s a teen in an art school and with uestions of how much integrity people will etain in the face of the lure of profit I Von Dr. Jakobsen bestraft - SM Krimi (Teil 3) really liked the voices of both Ethan Vigilante Poets and Normandy Truth Commission which takes care of a lot of feelings about a bookight there But The Truth Commission kept on surprising me and one of those surprises was how absolutely wonderful the school the Green Pastures Academy of Art Applied Design was It s uirky and exaggerated enough that it doesn t come across as simply idealized or sentimental but how fantastic is it to have a school with wonderful teachers fantastic student counselor and enough esources to stand up for students interests when they ve nobody else Normandy s humour in describing it and herself and fellow art students also keeps it from being too much If there s one thing we learn at Green Pastures other than the fact that in some cases art can pay very well it s that there is help available to us if we get overwhelmed As art students we are presumed to have few practical life skills and to be less stable overall Casual observation would suggest that this is a safe assessment At GP students get upset over a ambition outstripping ability b lack of sleep c sexual and drug experimentation done in an effort to prove oneself talented Of course sex and drugs done strictly as an artistic affection are just as powerful as they are if you do them with the purpose of getting loaded It s a painful lesson that must be learned by every art student who assumes that if they wear ironic hats surely they should be able to have ironic sex and do ironic drugs As I said I also thought immediately of Addison Stone because there s a very talented young artist wh. Aus ihrer Schule eine Frage stellen die bisher keiner auszusprechen wagte obwohl alle nach der Antwort lechzenHasst die ewig grantige Sekretärin wirklich alle Schüler ist der schöne Tyler jetzt schwul oder nicht nimmt der Freak aus der 12 Drogen und hat die Coole aus dem Langlaufteam mi. O gets than her fair share of special treatment because of her talent That is not Normandy but ather her sister and the crucial for me difference between the two books is that Juby shows how appalling the cost is to everyone when adults fail to hold the young artist accountable for her behaviour Norm s sister
Keira is a graphic artist whose comics portray and exploit her family her parents and Normandy shown in grossly distorted waysis a graphic artist whose comics portray and exploit her family her parents and Normandy shown in grossly distorted ways their humilation and hurt and her fame and profit It s ugly and while Normandy starts off esponding in typical abused child manner still craving Keira s approval she finally manages to speak up and say that what Keira has done is wrong and she s never consented view spoilerThe ape storyline of Flounder her alter ego in the invented world and the way Keira lied to Normandy to get the eactions she wanted is horrific It s heartbreaking that neither their parents nor Keira herself would see this and acknowledge how wrong Keira s behaviour was hide spoiler Well shit The very best books are those that you either love or hate The very best books are those that sneak up on your feelings and makes them fucking explode With love with hate with bothThis book made me mad Yaşayan Kur'an Meal-Tefsir reallyeally mad And I also want everyone in the world and their mother to ead itI find it eally weird that I can t say anything about this book s plot or ideas or themes Because the thing is that you must The Frankenstein Teacher (Corgi Pups) read them for yourselfWritten in the way of creative non fiction this book ironically gives the most skewed and partial version of the truth about it s story All the while sticking close to the factsPerception is a thing that always comes into place when you describe yourselfWhich just goes to show you truth is not necessarilyeal Nor is it the whole pictureYou think you know what this book is a about families The Case of the General's Thumb resentment art creativity friendship anti slut shaming growing upAnd then youealise you know nothingHalf of this book and it s million footnotes are worth a uote but it s impossible to uote this without giving away the essential idea of the book That you have to discover the truth yourselfAs funny as it was it took me a bit to get into the book And then once I got hooked it took only a slightly longer than allowed "lunch hour to ead in its entiretyAnyway if you are going to start "hour to ead in its entiretyAnyway if you are going to start honesty out of people don t forget to add the econciliation part to your truth commissionuote by the famous Ygrittethe action of making one view or belief compatible with another THERE I managed to fucking uote the bookIn a somewhat unrelated note the parallels that I m unning between my feelings for this book YA An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles realistic fiction coming of age and The Subs Club adult BDSMomance which was my last Echoes from the Past read are horrifyingly funny I am aesentful bitch and there s no denying it But beautiful friendships is what I m optimistically trying to take away from these books Instead of you know the actual painful truth of myselfFinally it s awfully unnerving that the last footnote and the last shout out of this book is to The Corrections Because no less than I month ago I also had a love hate The Master Strategist: Power, Purpose and Principle in Action response to the old love hateesponse that I had had about it when I was a teen Very appalling feeling it is the absurdity of finding hidden truths about yourself in it all Wanted to see if this is a good as I emember it Yes 5 years later it still holds up Wish there were YA novels like this Smart but in an easy to ead fluffy package Why isn t Susan Juby writing 51916 e ead for my book club Still infuriatingPretty close to 5 stars for meIt is super funny and yet it also made my blood boil with fury There is a character in this story that I haven t seen in YA before and this character made me MAD Also footnotes. T einem ihrer beiden Teamkollegen was oder gar mit beiden Was die drei besten Freunde allerdings damit lostreten hätten sie nie geahnt Ein kluges Buch über Freundschaft Liebe und die Frage was wir mit uns und unserem Leben anfangen und was das eigentlich alles zu bedeuten hat Verlagstext. ,