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The Truth about Truman School

3 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Dori Hillestad Butler

Grade 5–8—Told not to write anything that would get the administration riled up, Zebby Bower becomes fed up and quits as editor of the school newspaper. Soon after, she and her friend Amr begin their own online newspaper, one that they hope … see full wiki

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Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
3 reviews about The Truth about Truman School
review by . July 23, 2009
I was surprised at how much I liked this book. I read juvenile and YA fiction for a few reasons. One is to keep up with (or ahead of) my 6th grade daughter. Another is to gain insight into the tween culture, and a third is because it reminds me of what it was like to be that age.    This story takes place when a student-run website that is set up to tell "the truth about Truman school" (which can't be told in the school newspaper because of the mean, unsupportive teacher sponsor). …
review by . May 19, 2009
The storyline of this book was compelling to me, I liked the way it was laid out, the characters taking turns telling their perspectives, the way the story was told, etc. Anyone who's been around the internet for a while or is around teenagers knows that cyberbullies are a real problem, as much as regular old schoolyard bullies were in us old folk's day. For that reason, I think this is a good book. It did keep my interest in a weird 'which high schooler dunnit' kind of a way.    However, …
review by . April 21, 2009
Butler, Dori Hillestad. "The Truth About Truman School", Albert Whitman & Co., 2009.    The Real Truman Middle School    Amos Lassen    Zebby and Amr are friends who are frustrated with censorship at Truman Middle School so they decide to begin an underground online paper and expose the school. What they really want for their website, the truthabouttruman. com is for it to be honest and to say what the school newspaper would never print. …
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