August 8, 2006

Tru Confessions by Janet Tashjian

How could a devoted sister find a cure for her mentally handicapped little brother by shooting a video? That is what 12 year old Tru (short for Trudy) attempts to do when she learns that a local cable station is accepting entries for ideas for a possible T.V. show. Tru decides to follow her developmentaly handicapped brother with a video camera to record his daily life. Tru learns about her brother, his handicap, and complexities of life in this light hearted look at a serious subject. I know many students will enjoy the humor and the journal format of this book. For me, the story was a bit simplistic, but the humor will appeal to many students.
Reed Reads Score: 3.5

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