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Tru Confessions

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

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

Tru Confessions

Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me
Most 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...

Praise for Tru Confessions

“[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

Reviews from Goodreads

Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is the author of acclaimed books for young adults, including The Gospel According to Larry, Vote for Larry, Fault Line, Multiple 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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