Getting the Girl by Susan Juby
A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

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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 Susan Juby

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SUSAN JUBY is the author of the critically acclaimed Another Kind of Cowboy, as well as the bestselling Alice series: Alice, I Think; Miss Smithers; and Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last. She holds a master's degree in publishing. She currently lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, James, and their dog, who prefers to remain anonymous. Visit her online at
Published June 6, 2009 by HarperTeen. 358 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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Sherman Mack, dorky ninth-grader and girl enthusiast, turns detective when his crush seems on the verge of being D-listed: If a girl’s photo appears on bathroom mirrors with a circled letter D, she’s immediately rendered invisible.

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