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The Truth Commission

Aus ihrer Schule eine Frage stellen die bisher keiner auszusprechen wagte obwohl alle nach der Antwort lechzenHasst die ewig grantige Sekretärin wirklich alle Schüler ist der schöne Tyler jetzt schwul oder nicht nimmt der Freak aus der 12 Drogen und hat die Coole aus dem Langlaufteam mi. 45 starsThis had strong resonances with two of this year s Book Battle books made me think of another one a few times and I bet if I had time and will I could come up with connections The two were The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy and The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone It s not a major leap with a somewhat unreliable narrator who s a teen in an art school and with uestions of how much integrity people will retain in the face of the lure of profit I really liked the voices of both Ethan Vigilante Poets and Normandy Truth Commission which takes care of a lot of feelings about a book right there But The Truth Commission kept on surprising me and one of those surprises was how absolutely wonderful the school the Green Pastures Academy of Art Applied Design was It s uirky and exaggerated enough that it doesn t come across as simply idealized or sentimental but how fantastic is it to have a school with wonderful teachers fantastic student counselor and enough resources to stand up for students interests when they ve nobody else Normandy s humour in describing it and herself and fellow art students also keeps it from being too much If there s one thing we learn at Green Pastures other than the fact that in some cases art can pay very well it s that there is help available to us if we get overwhelmed As art students we are presumed to have few practical life skills and to be less stable overall Casual observation would suggest that this is a safe assessment At GP students get upset over a ambition outstripping ability b lack of sleep c sexual and drug experimentation done in an effort to prove oneself talented Of course sex and drugs done strictly as an artistic affection are just as powerful as they are if you do them with the purpose of getting loaded It s a painful lesson that must be learned by every art student who assumes that if they wear ironic hats surely they should be able to have ironic sex and do ironic drugs As I said I also thought immediately of Addison Stone because there s a very talented young artist who gets than her fair share of special treatment because of her talent That is not Normandy but rather her sister and the crucial for me difference between the two books is that Juby shows how appalling the cost is to everyone when adults fail to hold the young artist accountable for her behaviour Norm s sister Keira is a graphic artist whose comics portray and exploit her family her parents and Normandy shown in grossly distorted ways to their humilation and hurt and her fame and profit It s ugly and while Normandy starts off responding in typical abused child manner still craving Keira s approval she finally manages to speak up and say that what Keira has done is wrong and she s never consented view spoilerThe rape storyline of Flounder her alter ego in the invented world and the way Keira lied to Normandy to get the reactions she wanted is horrific It s heartbreaking that neither their parents nor Keira herself would see this and acknowledge how wrong Keira s behaviour was hide spoiler

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Ein Häppchen Wahrheit gefällig Oder darf's doch ein bisschen mehr seinDas Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge denken sich die drei Freunde Dusk Neil und Normandy zu Beginn des 11 Schuljahres und starten ein gewagtes Experiment Einmal jede Woche wird abwechselnd einer der drei einem Menschen. Actual Rating 35 This review has also been posted on The Social Potato Reasons to read The Truth Commission 1 The Writing Style This book is written in a fun witty style that will make it impossible to stop reading unless you just happen to have exams pop up like I did What makes this book so much fun to read is the fact that it s written as a non fiction novel where the main character is telling her story to the readers I always enjoy reading a book structured like that because it helps forge a strong connection between the reader and the main character IMO It helps you get to know them better and through the main character s writing their characteristics shine through That was definitely the case in this book and the footnotes made it all the charming2 THE FOOTNOTES Holy crap those footnotes were SO MUCH FUN TO READ That is all I have to say3 The Main Character Normandy is one of the most relateable main characters ever and I LOVED reading her story I am not even sure what exactly makes her so fun to read about In part it s probably the writing style but I also think it s just her She is so real She is in denial about her feelings about a certain someone she can also be envious of other people without even acknowledging the fact she is envious but she is also a great friend and person She is someone who internalizes her feelings but given the way she grew up with a speshul snowflake sister I am not surprised I loved watching Normandy find her inner strength and watching her shine like the awesome human she is4 The Friendships The relationships in this novel are complex but the bond between Normandy and her friends is great That isn t to say they never had any sort of drama but its understandable drama because no friendship is perfect And none of the individuals within this group are What is also awesome is the people they meet along their journey to seek the truth and the bonds they forge with other people5 The Plot The way things unfold in the book is brilliant It adds a layer of mystery to book and if you know me you know how I love my mystery I also just love how people and things come together in this bookOther awesome things include some Diversity deals with slut shaming to a certain degree lack of ANNOYING drama A Few Criticisms 1 Kiera AKA Norm s older famous sister Kiera was a character with potential and I feel like that potential remained unrealized Maybe I just kept on wanting something positive between her and Norm and when things turned out the way they did I ended up feeling disappointed2 Norm s family Norm s parents aren t the worst parents in town but they aren t winning any awards either Their passiveness just rubbed me the wrong way and I wish they were able to stand up for themselves but also for Norm I would like to say that I do like how things ended with Norm and her dad but I still wanted 3 I cannot say much else because spoilersbut the way rape was used in the novel bothered me It isn t used in a really horrible or even realllly offensive but it just doesn t work for me as a reader and left me with a bad taste in my mouth It wasn t enough to ruin the book for me but I do think the issue could have been handled differentlyVerdict This is a book I d definitely recommend There is only one thing that really bothered me but I was still able to enjoy the book and hopefully you will too since it is so much

Susan Juby ô 3 review

T einem ihrer beiden Teamkollegen was oder gar mit beiden Was die drei besten Freunde allerdings damit lostreten hätten sie nie geahnt Ein kluges Buch über Freundschaft Liebe und die Frage was wir mit uns und unserem Leben anfangen und was das eigentlich alles zu bedeuten hat Verlagstext. Told as narrative non fiction Normandy Pale s story is about getting to the bottom of her famous graphic novelist sister s strange return home from college This is a funny at times out loud laughter and clever and yet deep and thoughtful look at relationships about the intricacies of families and about truth and creative truth telling Juby s book is about who gets to tell your story and how they get to spin it as well as what the implications of those things may be A seriously DELIGHTFUL read It might make some readers mad and it will leave many wanting to talk but that would nail home the point perfectly

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • The Truth Commission
  • Susan Juby
  • German
  • 22 September 2019
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About the Author: Susan Juby

from her websiteI was raised in Smithers BC Canada and lived there until I moved to Toronto at age 20 I had a brief and unsuccessful career as a fashion design student and after I worked at a series of low paying jobs such as server record store employee etc I began a degree in English Literature at University of Toronto which I finished at the University of British Columbia After gra



10 thoughts on “The Truth Commission

  1. says:

    “The I write the I realize that when you tell a story you shape the truth What you leave in what you leave out every word and every emphasis changes the meaning Writers create the truth for better or worse” This book really affected me I don't know that I have ever read a book that manages to be so lightheart

  2. says:

    Wanted to see if this is a good as I remember it Yes 5 years later it still holds up Wish there were YA novels

  3. says:

    Actual Rating 35 This review has also been posted on The Social Potato Reasons to read The Truth Commission 1 The Writing Style This book is written in a fun witty style that will make it impossible to stop reading unless you just happen to have exams pop up like I did What makes this book so much fun to read is the fact that it’s written as a non fiction novel where the main character is telling her story t

  4. says:

    Well shit The very best books are those that you either love or hate The very best books are those that sneak up on your feelings and makes them fucking explode With love with hate with bothThis book made me mad really really mad And I also want everyone in the world and their mother to read itI find it really weird that I can't say anythin

  5. says:

    I ADORED this HOLY CRAP Thought provoking funny distressing and cathartic but not in a bullshit way As my 13 year old Josie who also loved it p

  6. says:

    45 starsThis had strong resonances with two of this year's Book Battle books made me think of another one a few times and I bet if I had time and will I could come up with connections The two were The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy and The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone It's not a major leap with a somewha

  7. says:

    Told as narrative non fiction Normandy Pale's story is about getting to the bottom of her famous graphic novelist sister's strange return home from college This is a funny at times out loud laughter and clever and yet deep and thoughtful look at relationships about the intricacies of families and about truth and creative

  8. says:

    I was surprised by how much I liked this book I went into it thinking it was some light entertainment but don't be fooled by the sweet cover This story is clever and thoughtful and definitely not fluff I will defi

  9. says:

    I'd rate this 45 starsWill the truth really set you free? In Susan Juby's uirky and enjoyable The Truth Commission three art students believe so and strive to compel their fellow students to expressing the truth about the various situations they're in—but they don't realize that the truth comes at a price and that facing your own truths may cause difficulty than you realizeNormandy Pale is a student at the Green Pastures Academy of Art a

  10. says:

    I have such mixed feelings on this book On the one hand the story was interesting to keep me up all night finishing it which is a commendable feat And the framing device is interesting albeit flawed I think adults who enjoy YA lit would probably find this to be an interesting read But on the other hand it teaches kids the target

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