Earlier I posted the wonderful news that The Truth Commission received its fourth star from The Horn Book Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the review itself. With deepest thanks to Lauren Adams and Horn Book!
“Normandy’s wry, detailed observations range from funny to sweet to painfully honest, as she confronts dark secrets in her own family but also discovers that her longtime crush “like likes” her, too. The self-referential narrative is replete with allusions to high art and pop culture that serve to develop the characters’ impressive range of creative and intellectual interests; the extensive footnotes on the writing process and sundry other topics are worth the distraction from the main story (despite Norm’s disclaimers otherwise). Juby’s bright dialogue and vivid, appealing characters draw readers along as the three young artists navigate truths both light and dark, discovering themselves in the process.”
Thanks to Katie Bircher for including The Truth Commission in her Horn Book article “Truth, Lies and Secrets“.
The Truth will be out in just under a month now!