Synopses & Reviews
Wish #1: To have my own television show.Wish #2: For Eddie to be un-handicapped. (Eddie is my twin Brother.)Wish #3: I dont really want anything else this year (except maybe to go out with Billy Meier). Do wishes really come true? When Trudy Walker sees the ad from the local cable station, she truly believes they do. The station is looking to air demo tapes of shows created by and for teens. This could be Trus big Break! But lately Tru is distracted by Wish #2. She spends hours researching cures for Eddie online and filming his daily routine. If Tru becomes a star—if she just grows up—will she outgrow Eddie? Can she pursue her dreams and still be true to herself? Or is it all just wishful thinking
A New York Library's "Books for the Teenage" list choice
A Bank Street College "Best Children's Book of the Year"
A Women's National Book Association "Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book"
"Neither flippant not angelic, this promising first novel strikes a refreshingly honest tone." --Publishers Weekly, starred
"This warm, funny debut has well-developed characters and a fast-moving plot." -Kirkus Reviews
"The story is as a good mix of well-handled subject matter and reader appeal." -Booklist
“[Readers] will laugh their way through Trus poignant and clever take on everyday life.”—Publishers Weekly
, Starred Review
“Fast and funny first-person novel.”—Booklist
“This warm, funny debut has well-developed characters and a fast-moving plot.”—Kirkus Reviews
Twelve-year-old Tru wants two things more than anything else in the world--to find a cure for her twin brother, Eddie, who is developmentally delayed, and to create her own television show. So the day Tru learns about a teen video competition on the local cable network, she knows that this is her change to make both of her dreams come true. But the more she gets involved in the making of her video documentary about Eddie, the more Tru begins to understand his special needs and the complexity of her relationship with him. Eddie seems like a burden from time to time, but he just may be the most important person in Tru's life.
Written in the form of a computer diary, this refreshingly humorous novel, narrated by a sassy heroine,s sensitively portrays the struggles and triumph of living with a sibling with special needs.
Twelve-year-old Tru wants two things more than anything else--to find a cure for her twin brother, Eddie, who is developmentally delayed, and to create her own television show. Written in the form of a computer diary by the sassy heroine, this refreshingly humorous novel sensitively portrays the struggles and triumphs of living with a sibling with special needs.
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About the Author
Janet Tashjian is the author of acclaimed books for young adults, including The Gospel According to Larry, Vote for Larry, Fault Line, Multiple Choice and My Life as a Book. Disney adapted Tru Confessions into a television movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. Tashjian studied at the University of Rhode Island and Emerson College. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family.