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Truth

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

tagged: law & crime, violence, mysteries & detective stories
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Description

When an adult neighbor is brutally murdered during a high-school house party, everyone in school seems to have an idea who did it, but no one will go to the police. Jen was there and saw the body and she has her own ideas about who is responsible. As a reporter for the school TV show, she decides to try and uncover the truth and discover if a classmate's increasingly violent behavior is to blame. When she and others begin digging too deeply, violence flares in the small community. Finally, Jen is forced to take a stand, one that may cost her more than she could imagine.

About the Author
Tanya Lloyd Kyi and her family live near Vancouver, Canada. Visit her at TanyaLloydKyi.com.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 18
Grade:
8 to 12
Awards
  • Short-listed, ALA Popular Paperbacks
  • Short-listed, Golden Oak nominee
  • Short-listed, YALSA Quick Picks
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Short-listed, Arthur Ellis Award nominee
  • Short-listed, PSLA Top Forty
Editorial Reviews

"Explore[s] universal themes of truth and justice and their relation to teenage culture, with appeal to readers of all abilities."

— VOYA

“Carefully crafted for reluctant readers, the novel is riveting, fast paced and suspenseful. It will especially appeal to female teen readers who will easily relate to the main character’s experiences...Kyi is deadly accurate in her characterization of teens and their code of silence. The subject matter and plot are complex, making the novel a satisfying read. Highly recommended.”

— CM Magazine

"With a solid plot and likable characters, this novel holds the reader's attention all the way through."

— Resource Links

"[A] tightly written hi-lo mystery...Recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual