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that you must read them for yourselfWritten in the way of creative non fiction thisyou must read them for yourselfWritten in the way of creative non fiction this ironically gives th The I write the I realize that when in the way of creative non fiction this book ironically gives th The I write the I realize that when tell a story you shape the truth What you leave in what you leave out very word and very mphasis changes the meaning Writers create the truth for better or worse This book really affected me I don t know that I have ver read a book that manages to be so lighthearted and humourous and yet so increasingly horrific and infuriating as it moves along There are so many things to praise about this book that I don t know where to start Also uite ironically for a book called The Truth Commission I ve got to be careful what I tell you I don t want to give away the dark depths this seemingly light book is headed towards But let me just agree with all the reviewers who said this it will make you madAnd the thing is for most of this book I thought I was already mad I mean I thought I knew what people were talking about and yes it was pissing me off But to borrow the old phrase I hadn t seen anything yetThe Truth Commission is a novel of xceptional writing detailed characterization and relationships feminism and criticism of slut shaming family and friendship truth and lies It s also about the subtle ways the truth can be distorted to xtreme ffect and the truths we wish we could unlearn This is a story about asy truths hard truths and those things best left unsaid The narrator is a girl and artist called Normandy Pale and the story revolves around her family and friends The family aspect mainly concerns her sister Keira who is a famous graphic novel artist and has long drained the spotlight from Normandy s fforts But it also looks at the impact of her sister s fame on their parents and Normandy herself Because Keira s stories are than just stories they are weaved with lements of truth Featuring characters who are clearly based on their family members and containing private stories that were meant to stay within the family But that s the price for having a successful sisterdaughter rightAlongside this Normandy and her art school friends stablish what they call The Truth Commission which is A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, essentially a way of asking fellow students and teachers for their truths Finding out the reasons behind what they do and who they are with surprising insightful and often uplifting conseuences By doing so the implication is thatveryone is a complex human being with their own story Rights and wrongs victims and villains come into uestion It s way The Shadow Reader easier when you have someone to blame We want a victim and a villain and a simple story and forveryone to play their role Personally I have always been a fan of books that transcend themes that do different things and do them all well I like this kind of multi layered story better And The Truth Commission is one of those books It is a book that made me both snort with laughter and clench my teeth in furyI thought it was Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies excellent and thought provokingBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Pinterest. Tinem ihrer beiden Teamkollegen was oder gar mit beiden Was die drei besten Freunde allerdings damit lostreten hätten sie nie geahnt Ein kluges Buch über Freundschaft Liebe und die Frage was wir mit uns und unserem Leben anfangen und was das igentlich alles zu bedeuten hat Verlagstext.
Characters The Truth CommissionAcknowledgment with the discussion of another character that they do Speaking of sexuality the constant mentions that both sides were hoping Tyler would choose them is just gross People s sexuality matters for them not because if they choose your side you might get to bang themI m aware that it might seem hypocritical for me to love Gone Girl which has received plenty of criticism for it s handling of rape and yet criticize The Truth Commission so harshly First off if you re bothered by the handling of false rape claims in Gone Girl that is completely valid and I m not going to tell you that you shouldn t be bothered But I WILL TELL YOU WHY I THINK tell you why I think s different from this book Most importantly it s a book for adults Problematic handling of any topic is much severe in my mind when it s directly targeted at kids Not that all adults are mature but the probability of them having the necessary level of knowledge and critical thinking skills is much higher than it is for teens But also the way Amy Dunne uses false rape claims as a weapon is consistent with who she is as a character She is cold and calculating and manipulative This is the same woman who s willing to frame her husband for murder and then commit murder all in order to get what she wants Keira lacks that clarity of character Presumably this is because Normandy is as she admits an unreliable narrator although she chalks it up to narration being inherently unreliable While Amy is also an admitted unreliable narrator that reveal is part of our understanding of who she is It s part and parcel of her manipulations With Normandy we don t get that slow reveal of her sister s true self it s just BAM oh I guess I didn t know
sister at The Truth Commission s flat characterization and poor pacing combine with the ungraceful handling of delicate issues to make a giant mess of an nding I know I m rambling because I m angry at the writing so I m just going to stop here I think having a rushed unsatisfying The Power Of A Choice ending to this review isxactly what the book deserves hide spoiler Told as narrative non fiction Normandy Pale s story is about getting to the bottom of her famous graphic novelist sister s strange return home from college This is a funny at times out loud laughter and clever and yet deep and thoughtful look at relationships about the intricacies of families and about truth and creative truth telling Juby s book is about who gets to tell your story and how they get to spin it as well as what the implications of those things may be A seriously DELIGHTFUL read It might make some readers mad and it will leave many wanting to talk but that would nail home the point perfectly Well shit The very best books are those that you ither love or hate The very best books are those that sneak up on your feelings and makes them fucking xplode With love with hate with bothThis book made me mad really really mad And I also want veryone in the world and their mother to read itI find it really weird that I can t say anything about this book s plot or ideas or. Aus ihrer Schule ine Frage stellen die bisher keiner auszusprechen wagte obwohl alle nach der Antwort lechzenHasst die wig grantige Sekretärin wirklich alle Schüler ist der schöne Tyler jetzt schwul oder nicht nimmt der Freak aus der 12 Drogen und hat die Coole aus dem Langlaufteam mi. I have such mixed feelings on this book On the one hand the story was interesting to keep me up all night finishing it which is a commendable one hand the story was interesting to keep me up all night finishing it which is a commendable And the framing device is interesting albeit flawed I think adults who njoy YA lit would probably find this to be an interesting read But on the other hand it teaches kids the target audience some terrible lessons Let s *Dive Right Into The Negatives *right into the negatives we On the surface this seems like a greatmy sister at
"book for teaching important life lessons It covers things like slut "for teaching important life lessons It covers things like slut and sexuality with a moderate amount of care but unfortunately it also has an apparently straight female character reclaiming a slur historically used against gay men an unironic use of the term friend zone and the xcusing of cultural appropriation as long as the offenders are sweetly committed pretenders who weren t hurting anyone with their delusions There s also some comparatively mild ableist language I also have relatively minor criticisms about the flatness of the characters and the inconsistency of the conceit primarily that a lot of the footnotes make it sound like this is the first draft yet there s a part in the project itself that refers to the project being completed followed a few pages later by another footnote that only makes sense attached to a first draft There s no internal consistency is what I m saying Plus there are times when it seems like Juby forgot the concept and just started writing in a typical novel style which results in the books reading like it was written by two different peopleI have some final complaints that I need to rant about that contains spoilers so I ll put it under spoiler tags but it s not really important to my recommendation if you re in the target audience for this book ie a teen read Beauty ueens by Libba Bray or anything by Courtney Summers instead They re all better written books and importantly they do a much better job of discussing serious issues If you re an adult who likes YA and you ve already read all the previously mentioned recommendations it may be worth checking out It is a pretty uick readin case the tags don t work spoilers followview spoilerI hate how cavalierly the topic of rape is handled It s used as a throwaway shocking twist twice instead of the traumatizing real world issue that it really is Part of the problem is that the viciousness of Keira and her willingness to lie about being raped came out of nowhere She s characterized as troubled and distant at worst Yes she did some things that were hurtful to her family but it s presented as though she s unaware she s hurting them likely due to mental health issues Not only does it nd up handling the topic of rape poorly it also has the presumably unintended Monsieur Pain effect of making it look like the mentally ill are malicious and possibly straight upvil all for the sake of a big reveal I also didn t care for the statement of fact that there s no way a man who s married to another man would be interested in sex with a woman as though bi and pansexual people don t xist despite the. Ein Häppchen Wahrheit gefällig Oder darf's doch in bisschen mehr seinDas Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge denken sich die drei Freunde Dusk Neil und Normandy zu Beginn des 11 Schuljahres und starten in gewagtes Experiment Einmal jede Woche wird abwechselnd iner der drei inem Menschen.