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The Truth about Truman School
When Zebby and Amr create the website thetruthabouttruman.com, they want it to be honest. They want it to be about the real Truman Middle School, to say things that the school newspaper would never say.
I bought the book at the school's Book Fair for two reasons. It was marked $2.50 (and well within my budget) and the back cover said that it was about teens who decide to tell the truth about life in middle school, not the expurgated lies adults revel in.
Hint: When you get "nothing" as an answer to "what did you do at school today," you have been given the adult-appropriate response. There really are things you don't want to know about your tee...more
Zebby has hopes of becoming a newspaper correspondent when she grows up, but after she is limited by the faculty advisor of the school newspaper, she decides to team up with her best friend Amr to sta...more
While not terri...more
First you should know that this book is told through multiple points of view, and at first it is overwhelming because you are reading a from so many different viewpoints that are...more
I really liked this book! It was both funny and kinda sad at times...more
This review is from: The Truth about Truman School (Paperback) YA FICTION
I'd highly recommend this book to all middle school students. Although it's written for this younger group, high school students could take a page or two from the novel as well.
The topics of cyberbullying and online harassment are very pertinent in today's world of social networking sites, instant messaging, texting and other types of in...more
The novel's unique format will appeal to young adu...more
January 23rd 2012
Truth About Truman School
By: Dori Hillestad Buttler
As she walks through school with the laughing stock knowing she’s been bullied. She’s been called names people shouldn’t have called her. “Lilly Clarke popular girl is a lezbo along with her friends”. Lilly Clarke is a pig, she was fat. She had no friends.
This was called cyber bully.
The Truth about Truman School by: Dori Hillestad Butler is realistic fiction, this means that it is not a true story but it...more
By: Dori Hillestad Butler
I don't think I have ever felt so bad for a character in a book before. This is by far the best realistic fiction book I have ever read in my life. The book, The Truth About Truman, is a book about middle school students Amr, Zebby, Lilly, Hayley, Trevor, and Brianna. Hayley and Brianna are the bullies to Lilly in this story. This book was as powerful as lightning.
Amr and Zebby make a Truth About Truman website. They set up this website so t...more
By Dori Hillestad Butler
I think this book is one of the most Incredible books I have ever read next to the Mokingjay and The Tale Dark And Grim. Its all about this girl named Zebby Bower and her friend Amr and they want to make their own school newspaper because at school every thing doesn't make people want to read so they create thetruthabouttruman.com and make it a free website for every one to post or comment what ever they want and when ever they want but first they need t...more
The Truth About Truman Middle School
Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
The Truth About Truman School is a very terrifying book for pre-teens and especially for high schoolers or middle schoolers or anyone! This book really made me kneel over and cry for all the victims of cyberbullying. I never knew that kids today can be so mean right behind the backs of teachers and some soon to be cyber bullied kids!
This heartbreaking story is about two unnoticing kids named Amr and Zebby that created a website to...more
By: Dori Hillestad Butler
What if you made your own website? What if you were made fun of because of one lie? This is how, Zebby Bower, Amr, and Lilly Clarke survive Truman Middle School. This author made this book so realistic to how a middle schoolers life would be like. Also, the characters show how some of the kids would be and act in school. This book also is how the bullying in the middle schools would be like.
Meet Zebby Bower and her best friend Amr. They worked fo...more
Disenchanted with the censorship of their school paper, Zebby resigns as editor. Complaining to her best friend, Amr, the two decide to create a web page. If the school paper won't print the hard-hitting articles that Zebby wants written, then they will create an Internet paper.
And so, www.thetruthabouttruman.com is born.
They soon realize that unless the popular kids start talking about it, no one will bother with the web site. So with some creativity, Ze...more
Their online newspaper, called The Truth About Truman School, is supposed to be a place where students can post stories or feelings about school issues—as long as what they put on there is true. Zebby tells herself and Amr that they are n...more
WHAT ANNOYED ME ABOUT THIS BOOK :
1)Zebby and Amr didn't delete the horrible messages.
2)Hayley and her b*tchy friends didn't care more when (view spoiler)[ Lilly went missing (hide spoiler)].
3)Why was milkandhoney (view spoiler)[ Trevor?! (hide spoiler)]. Why?! I mean, I get that he/she/they had a really good r...more