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Getting the Girl

A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

by Susan Juby

tagged: general (see also headings under family), mysteries & detective stories
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list price: $10.99
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pages: 352
ISBN:9780060765286
publisher: HarperCollins
imprint: HarperTeen
Description

 

Meet Sherman Mack.

 

Short. Nerdy. Amateur P.I. And prepared to do anything for Dini Trioli, tenth-grade goddess.

Nobody knows how the tradition began, but every girl at Harewood Tech fears being D-listed, a ritual that wipes her off the social map forever. When Sherman believes Dini is in danger of being D-listed, he launches a full-scale investigation to save her. Part comedy, part mystery, and with all of Juby’s trademark laugh-out-loud style, Getting the Girl takes on the cruelest aspect of high school social life.

Meet Sherman Mack, the only one willing to fight back.

About the Author

Susan Juby

SUSAN JUBY is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Getting the Girl, Another Kind of Cowboy and The Woefield Poultry Collective, as well as the bestselling Alice series (Alice, I Think; Miss Smithers; and Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last). Her most recent book for adults, Republic of Dirt, won the Leacock Medal for Humour. After dropping out of fashion college and getting a BA from the University of British Columbia, Susan went to work in the book industry and obtained a master’s degree in publishing. She currently lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, James, and their dog, who prefers to remain anonymous.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
13 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Awards
  • , Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book
  • , Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee (Mystery Writers of America)
Editorial Reviews

“As always, Juby endows her endearing characters with quirky, comedic voices and original backgrounds.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“A fun read with a message.”

— KLIATT (starred review)

“Clever, smart, and wryly observant, [with] an impressive array of convincingly quirky, original characters.”

— ALA Booklist

“As if appealing to both genders and espousing integrity weren’t enough, the story is often funny, with an endearing main character. GETTING THE GIRL is a pursuit worth undertaking.”

— School Library Journal

“Juby again demonstrates her ability to tell a story that’s richly colored all the way to the edges.”

— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books <strong>(starred review)</strong>

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