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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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Description

Sunglasses. Check.
Binoculars. Check.
Notepad. Check.
Mom's pink bike. Check. Check?

Meet Sherman Mack. Short. Nerdy. Amateur P.I. and prepared to do anything for Dini Trioli.

Nobody knows who began it or when it became a tradition, 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 snatches up his surveillance gear and launches a full-scale investigation to uncover who is responsible.

Could it be the captain of the lacrosse team?

The hottest girls in school, the Trophy Wives?

Or maybe their boyfriends?

One thing is for sure: Sherman Mack is on the case. And he's not giving up.

Part comedy, part mystery, and with all of Juby's trademark tongue-in-cheek humor, Getting the Girl takes on one of the cruelest aspects of high school: how easy it is for an entire school to turn on someone, and how hard it can be to be 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
  • , Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee (Mystery Writers of America)
  • , Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book
Editorial Reviews

“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

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

— ALA Booklist

“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>

“A fun read with a message.”

— KLIATT (starred review)

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

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

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