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Truth with a Capital T

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Lots of families have secrets. Little-Known Fact: My family has an antebellum house with a locked wing—and I’ve got a secret of my own.

I thought getting kicked out of the Gifted & Talented program—or not being “pegged,” as Mama said—was the worst thing that could happen to me. W-r-o-n-g, wrong.
I arrived in Tweedle, Georgia, to spend the summer with Granny and Gramps, o
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jan 05, 2011 Tracie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-school
I really liked this story about Maebelle T. (for no talent) Earl and her eccentric, but lovable, family. Maebelle is so excited to be spending the summer with her Grandma and Grandpa in the old family mansion they've inherited in Georgia, and she needs this time to process that she won't be in the Gifted and Talented program at her school this coming year. Things get off to a rocky start when her Grandparents are not at the bus station to pick her up and they go from bad to worse when they do s ...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Maebelle T Earl is a southern ray of sunshine! This lovable character is feisty, outgoing and so fun to get to know. The story is centered on her spending the summer, like she always does, with her heartwarming, eccentric grandparents, and her adopted cousin Isaac. I adored her grandparents and fell in love with Isaac. This poor kid broke my heart. He's a character I really came to admire, and though he's only a secondary character, he really stole the show for me.

This story has a rich setting a
Dec 03, 2013 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This book had all the ingredients for being a great read. However, I never could connect with the main character. I had started reading it earlier and put it down, determined to finish it I picked it up and finished it. The other characters seemed to remain strong, but Maebelle T. was just not someone I ever connected with, she seemed very babyish, liked to show off the facts she knew and wanted things her way a bit too much. If it wasn't for the locked wing in the house, I probably never would ...more
Sep 15, 2010 Handd51 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know quite how this book came my way - unless it is that the author is from Austin TX and was blanketing the area. But I liked it. Main character Maebelle T. Earl is fiesty and fun. Her fmaily are real characters - oddballs, even. The plot is a bit far-fetched - but the idea of living in an old family mansion that may have played a role in the Underground Railroad is intriguing - and possible. The adopted cousin Isaac is also interesting, black in a white family moved for the summer to a ...more
Jan 12, 2011 Molly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good children's book. Lots of unknown facts and useless trivia at the beginning of each chapter. A cute story with cute characters and a good message.
Apr 07, 2011 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, fast, teeny-bopper read.
So sad.
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