Tru Confessions by Janet Tashjian
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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 sensitively portrays the struggles and triumph of living with a sibling with special needs.

 

About Janet Tashjian

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Janet Tashjian is the author of acclaimed books for young adults, including The Gospel According to Larry, Vote for Larry, Fault Line, and Multiple Choice. 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.
 
Published October 16, 2007 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 180 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Fiction

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She also writes of her two great dreams: to have a career in television, either in front of or behind the camera, and to use that career to investigate and film the latest research activities that might lead to a cure for her beloved twin brother, Eddie, who is developmentally disabled.

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As a 12-year-old grapples with her two ambitions--to cure her developmentally delayed twin brother and to host her own TV show--her quirky, witty diary offers a poignant and clever take on everyday

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Tashjian reinvents the diary format to give the heroine's stand-up routine room: with Tru's entry headings (""Enough About You, Let's Talk About Me""), with lists that convey the humor, warmth and honesty pervading the Walker household (""Reasons I Think My Mother Is the One with Special Needs"")...

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As a 12-year-old grapples with her two ambitions--to cure her developmentally delayed twin brother and to host her own TV show--her quirky, witty diary offers a poignant and clever take on everyday

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