The Book of One Hundred Truths by Julie Schumacher

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"I should probably mention something right now before this story goes any further: my name is Theodora Grumman, and I am a liar."

It's hard for Thea to write four truths a day in the notebook her mother gave her for the summer. Especially when her grandparents' house on the Jersey Shore is even more packed with family than usual, and her cousin Jocelyn wont leave her alone. Jocelyn just might be the world's neatest and nosiest seven-year-old, and she wants to know what's in Thea's notebook. But Thea won't tell anyone about the secret she has promised to keep--or how she lost her best friend (Truth #12), whose name was Gwen.

Now Thea has to babysit in the afternoons, and all Jocelyn wants to do is spy on people. Neither of them expect to see Aunt Ellen and Aunt Celia at the boardwalk in the middle of the day, or for their aunts to lie and insist they were at work. Could it be Thea's not the only one in the family keeping secrets this summer?

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About Julie Schumacher

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JULIE SCHUMACHER is the author of several highly acclaimed children's books. She is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota.

Author Residence: MN
Published March 11, 2008 by Yearling. 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But Jocelyn carries a secret of her own, and as the book progresses, she acts as the perfect catalyst both to pull Thea away from her overburdened thoughts and to trigger Thea's confiding of her disturbing secret.

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But as the days go by, Thea uncovers more and more truths that she's been hiding beneath the lies, like her frequent nightmares, how much she misses her friend Gwen, and how she'll never visit Three Mile Creek ever again.

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