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Bitch and there s no enying it But beautiful friendships is what I m optimistically trying to take away from these books Instead of you know the actual painful truth of myselfFinally it s awfully unnerving that the last footnote and the last shout out of this book is to The Corrections Because no less than I month ago I also had a love hate response to the old love hate response that I had had about it when I was a teen Very appalling feeling it is the absurdity of finding hidden truths about yourself in it all 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 The Archaeology of Mothering: An African-American Midwife's Tale 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 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 framingevice 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 audience some terrible lessons Let s Lo pienso bien y lo digo mal dive right into the negatives shall we On the surface this seems like a great book for teaching important life lessons It covers things like slut shaming and sexuality with a moderate amount of care but unfortunately it also has an apparently straight female character reclaiming a slur historically used against gay men an unironic use of the term friend zone and the excusing of cultural appropriation as long as the offenders are sweetly committed pretenders who weren t hurting anyone with theirelusions There s also some comparatively mild ableist language I also have relatively minor criticisms about the flatness of the characters and the inconsistency of the conceit primarily that a lot of the footnotes make it sound like this is the first The Illustrated Anthology of Sorcery, Magic, and Alchemy draft yet there s a part in the project itself that refers to the project being completed followed a few pages later by another footnote that only makes sense attached to a firstraft There s no internal consistency is what I m saying Plus there are times when it seems like Juby forgot the concept and just started writing in a typical novel style which results in the books reading like it was written by two Love, Immortal (Alchemy, different peopleI have some final complaints that I need to rant about that contains spoilers so I ll put it under spoiler tags but it s not really important to my recommendation if you re in the target audience for this book ie a teen read Beauty ueens by Libba Bray or anything by Courtney Summers instead They re all better written books and importantly theyo a much better job of Lego DC Super Heroes discussing serious issues If you re an adult who likes YA and you ve already read all the previously mentioned recommendations it may be worth checking out It is a pretty uick readin case the tagson t work spoilers followview spoilerI hate how cavalierly the topic of rape is handled It s used as a throwaway shocking twist twice instead of the traumatizing real world issue that it really is Part of the problem is that the viciousness of Keira and her willingness to lie about being raped came out of nowhere She s characterized as troubled and istant at worst Yes she id some things that were hurtful to her family but it s presented as though she s unaware she s hurting them likely ue to mental health issues Not only oes it end up handling the topic of rape poorly it also has the presumably unintended effect of making it look like the mentally ill are malicious and possibly straight up evil all for the sake of a big reveal I also Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power didn t care for the statement of fact that there s no way a man who s married to another man would be interested in sex with a woman as though bi and pansexual peopleon t exist From a Whisper to a Shout despite the acknowledgment with theiscussion of another character that they Alt 10 Retrospect Prospect do Speaking of sexuality the constant mentions that both sides were hoping Tyler would choose them is just gross People s sexuality matters for them not because if they choose your side you might get to bang themI m aware that it might seem hypocritical for me to love Gone Girl which has received plenty of criticism for it s handling of rape and yet criticize The Truth Commission so harshly First off if you re bothered by the handling of false rape claims in Gone Girl that is completely valid and I m not going to tell you that you shouldn t be bothered But I will tell you why I think it sifferent from this book Most importantly it s a book for adults Problematic handling OF ANY TOPIC IS MUCH SEVERE any topic is much severe my mind when it s irectly targeted at kids Not that all adults are mature but the probability of them having the necessary level of knowledge and critical thinking skills is much higher than it is for teens But also the way Amy Dunne uses false rape claims as a weapon is consistent with who she is as a character She is cold and calculating and manipulative This is the same woman who s willing to frame her husband for murder and then commit murder all in order to get what she wants Keira lacks that clarity of character Presumably this is because Normandy is as she admits an unreliable narrator although she chalks it up to narration being inherently unreliable While Amy is also an admitted unreliable narrator that reveal is part of our understanding of who While Amy is also an admitted unreliable narrator that reveal is part of our understanding of who is It s part and parcel of her manipulations With Normandy we on t get that slow reveal of her sister s true self it s just BAM oh I guess I Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals didn t know my sister at all The Truth Commission s flat characterization and poor pacing combine with the ungraceful handling ofelicate issues to make a giant mess of an ending I know I m rambling because I m angry at the writing so I m just going to stop here I think having a rushed unsatisfying ending to this review is exactly what the book Reading Contemporary African American Literature deserves hide spoiler. 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free read ä eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ô Susan JubyActual 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 Plowshares Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy) 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 wasefinitely 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 Gem is Mine but Heart is Yours 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 oframa but its understandable American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture 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 Diversityeals with slut shaming to a certain BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 16: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) degree lack of ANNOYINGrama 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 My Hero Academia did I ended up feelingisappointed2 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 Gotham Academy, Volume 3: Yearbook do like how things ended with Norm and herad 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 Diamond in the Dark 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 Io think the issue could have been handled ifferentlyVerdict This is a book I efinitely 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 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 Unfinished Life of Addison Stone It s not a major 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 oesn T Come Across As come across as 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 The African American Odyssey Volume 2 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 w I 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 on t realize that the truth comes at a price and that facing your own truths may cause ifficulty than you realizeNormandy Pale is a student at the Green Pastures Academy of Art and Applied Design in Nanaimo British Columbia Canada She is a tremendously talented artist and embroiderer trouble is she lives in the shadow of her older sister Keira also a graduate of Green Pastures Keira became famous with a series of graphic novels that lampooned Normandy and their parents but their parents Hardcore physical child abuse don t seem to care and only seem to indulge Keira s behaviorOneay Normandy and her two best friends Neil and Dusk whose real name is Dawn gotta love it launch what they call The Truth Commission esigned to get their fellow classmates to reveal their not so secret secrets As
start uestioning their peers find the whole process tremendously empowering although they re not the ones telling the truth but their efforts start an interesting omino like effect across the school which has both positive and negative resultsBut the truth that Normandy finds herself most compelled to uncover is the truth about Keira who left her university studies and returned. Ein Häppchen Wahrheit gefällig Oder Dare for More darf'soch ein bisschen mehr seinDas Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge THE COCAINE ADDICTION CURE (Drug Addiction, 12 Step Program, Road to Recovery, Alcohol Addiction) denken sichie Boku no Hero Academia dj - Osananajimi ga Sugoku Yakkai na Kosei ni Kakatteru drei Freunde Dusk Neil und Normandy zu Beginnes 11 Schuljahres und starten ein gewagtes Experiment Einmal jede Woche wird abwechselnd einer A Gypsy Promise derrei einem Menschen. .They Start Uestioning Their Peers
Home ostensibly to write the next installment in her graphic novel series Keira is acting eccentric than ever and Normandy can t uite understand why their parents won t get to the bottom of what s going on with her And then without warning Keira starts to confide in Normandy about an incident that has left her shaken Normandy faces the ultimate Imprisoned with the Alien Rohilian Warrior dilemma as she and her friends pursue their search for other people to reveal their truths should she try too the same with Keira Will anyone care if she Masterplots II doesThis was a warm amusing and utterly engaging book populated with really intriguing characters While so many of the issues the charactersealt with are familiar Juby makes you care about her characters so you want to keep reading The book is ostensibly Normandy s junior project in school so it s a reflection on the events that occurred and how they made her feel along with her wry and sometimes off topic observations even some African American History Black History Month Book 1 drawings here and thereIon t know how you read a book but this one has a lot of footnotes mostly Normandy s observations and comments to the readers of her manuscript When you read a book with footnotes on a Kindle you have to click back and forth between the footnote and the text so it took a little longer to get through the text and sometimes the footnotes African Literature and Social Change didn t advance the story that much But in the end it s a tiny irritation thatidn t The Alchemy of Yoga dampen my enthusiasm for this terrific book in the slightestSee all of my reviews at 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 like this Smart but in an easy to read fluffy package Why isn t Susan Juby writing 51916 re read for my book club Still infuriatingPretty close to 5 stars for meIt is super funny and yet it also made my blood boil with fury There is a character in this story that I haven t seen in YA before and this character made me MAD Also footnotes I ADORED this HOLY CRAP Thought provoking funnyistressing and cathartic but not in a bullshit way As my 13 year old Josie who also loved it pointed out John Green should WISH he could write uirky yet real characters like this The conceit This is make believe narrative non fiction by an 11th grader at an art school creating a writing project to go along with her elaborate embroideries in fabric and thread about her friends attempts to get people to tell the truth about things hence the title as well as her growing awareness of her own family s lack of truth telling all accompanied by Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens: Sources of an Alchemical Book of Emblems doodly illustrations in the margins and amusing Foster Wallace esue footnotes Our narrator s sister is a famous graphic novelist who has mined the family s life for her work and created a very unflattering version of her parents and sister And IN ACTUAL FACT this a novel by a grown up person an art school teacher who hired one of her former students too the little interstitial Aliens Abroad drawings aw Basically it s a story about truth in which unreliable narrators AHOY Itepicts lovely friendships a fucked up family a bunch of art students with all their pretensions and endearing ness not a word I know plus tons of elightful fashion and a character with a passionate love of movies There is adorable taxidermy There s even a perfect John Hughes esue self consciously romantic scene Now that I think about it this is a book for people who know Andi should have ended up with Duckie I laughed I cried I got furious I read with my mouth hanging open in an OMG I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING manner I THINK THIS IS MY FAVE YA SO FAR THIS this is my fave YA so far this I think all adults who work in journalism autobiographical fiction ghostwriting and graphic novels should read it It brings up excellent uestions about who owns stories and what storytellers owe people whose lives become fodder I feel aggrieved that the cover sucks However this is I feel aggrieved that the cover sucks However this is only fault I found in the entire book I was surprised by how much I liked this book I went into it thinking it was some light entertainment but on t be fooled by the sweet cover This story is clever and thoughtful and Chasing the Red Queen definitely not fluff I willefinitely keep an eye on this author and recommend this book to fans of clever YA fictionFind reviews and bookish fun at 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 Algorithms of the Intelligent Web don t know that I hav 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 anything about this book s plot or ideas or themes Because the thing is that you must read them for yourselfWritten in the way of creative non fiction this book ironically gives the most skewed and partial version of the truth about it s story All the while sticking close to the factsPerception is a thing that always comes into place when youescribe yourselfWhich just goes to show you truth is not necessarily real Nor is it the whole pictureYou think you know what this book is a about families resentment art creativity friendship anti
"Slut Shaming Growing UpAnd "shaming growing upAnd you realise you know nothingHalf of this book and it s million footnotes are worth a uote but it s impossible to uote this without giving away the essential idea of the book That you have to Little Witch Academia Chronicle - Little Witch Academia Chronicle - Tanki - 2017/8/31 discover the truth yourselfAs funny as it was it took me a bit to get into the book And then once I got hooked it took only a slightly longer than allowed lunch hour to read in its entiretyAnyway if you are going to startemanding honesty out of people The Machine Stops don t forget to add the reconciliation part to your truth commissionuote by the famous Ygrittethe action of making one view or belief compatible with another THERE I managed to fucking uote the bookIn a somewhat unrelated note the parallels that I m running between my feelings for this book YA realistic fiction coming of age and The Subs Club adult BDSM romance which was my last read are horrifyingly funny I am a resentful. Aus ihrer Schule eine Frage stellenie bisher keiner auszusprechen wagte obwohl alle nach Dare for More der Antwort lechzenHasstie ewig grantige Sekretärin wirklich alle Schüler ist Academia dos Anjos (Redenção Livro 2) der schöne Tyler jetzt schwul oder nicht nimmter Freak aus er 12 Drogen und hat ie Coole aus Life with My Idiot Family dem Langlaufteam mi.