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 listeners from the first page.
©2015 Susan Juby (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Viking Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
This book took me a little longer because I recently decided audible would be a necessary addition to my life (I foresee at least one sixteen hour round trip drive a month in my future). I chose this book as my first audiobook.
Wow, The Truth Commission was a brutal book. If you want to rage, cheer, cry, and hope... This book is for you. I think it's safe to say that The Truth Commission covers every political and non political issue under the sun (with a few reasonable exceptions). It reads (listens?) like a teen novel and a gritty noir almost simultaneously. Norm is stuck in two very different storylines running parallel to each other. You wouldn't expect this unconventional narrative to work as well as it does... But it does.
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