Tru Confessions

Janet Tashjian

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Wish #1: To have my own television show.
Wish #2: For Eddie to be un-handicapped. (Eddie is my twin Brother.)
Wish #3: I don’t really want anything else this year (except maybe to go out with Billy Meier).
 
Do wishes really come true? When Trudy Walker sees the ad from the local cable station, she truly believes they do. The station is looking to air demo tapes of shows created by and for teens. This could be Tru’s big Break!
     But lately Tru is distracted by Wish #2. She spends hours researching cures for Eddie online and filming his daily routine. If Tru becomes a star—if she just grows up—will she outgrow Eddie? Can she pursue her dreams and still be true to herself? Or is it all just wishful thinking

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Tru Confessions
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK.Enough About You, Let's Talk About MeMost of my friends call me Trudy, but Denise and my family call me Tru. I keep asking my mother if I can change my name to Leah or Jamie or some normal name. She won't let me because everyone in her family for two hundred years has been named after a famous writer. I tell her Judy Blume and Ann Martin are famous writers and they have normal names, but she says Gertrude Stein was a writer from the twenties and I should be proud to be named after her. My mother was named after Virginia Woolf--another great writer but a

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“[Readers] will laugh their way through Tru’s poignant and clever take on everyday life.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Fast and funny first-person novel.”—Booklist

“This warm, funny debut has well-developed characters and a fast-moving plot.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is the author of acclaimed books for young adults, including The Gospel According to Larry, Vote for Larry, Fault LineMultiple Choice and My Life as a Book. Disney adapted Tru Confessions into a television movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. Tashjian studied at the University of Rhode Island and Emerson College. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family.

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Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature (Women's National Book Association), NYPL Books for the Teen Age

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Square Fish
October 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312372736
ISBN10: 0312372736
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 176 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 920LL
F&P Level A-Z: S
AR Quiz Number: 36563
AR Points: 3

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2007
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ISBN: 9781466822917
ISBN10: 1466822910
Middle-Grade Fiction176 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
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