Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Truth about Truman School

The Truth about Truman School by Dori Hillestad Butler
Fourteen-year-old Zebby, an aspiring journalist frustrated by the restrictions she perceives to be placed on her writing for the school newspaper, convinces her best friend Amr to help her launch a new website. This free and open forum allows students to express their true thoughts and feelings about their school, Truman Middle School. Little do they realize that their open policy allows the website to become a platform for the persecution of their classmate and former friend, Lilly. There's more out there about this book -- are you interested? Click here.

1 comment:

Deborah L. Dubois/VOYA said...

...The voices are real, revealing the emotional struggles of middle school students...Readers might learn to empathize with those whom they might be tempted to tease. The story would be a good vehicle for starting a discussion about bullying and the effect on all students in the school.