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True Blue

by Deborah Ellis

Pajama Press Inc. | October 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

True Blue   is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
A person doesn''t have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it''s enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame. Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a future career in entomology. Casey wasn''t the kind of girl who would be stuck in a town like Galloway the rest of her life. She was really going places. And nobody knew this better than Jess, Casey''s best friend. So how could a girl like Casey be arrested for the murder of a young camper under her care... Jess believes her friend is innocent and that the real killer will be caught; but in the meantime, she finds herself the reluctant center of attention. After all, she was also a counselor in Cabin Three. Jess must know something...right? Readers will readily sympathize with Jess, whose life begins to spin out of control. But award-winning author Deborah Ellis brings much more to the character of her complex and troubled narrator, who may not be entirely reliable. As the events surrounding the final weeks of August are slowly unveiled, readers will begin to question the very nature of friendship and how one finds the moral courage to be loyal, no matter what the consequences.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.98 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0986949507

ISBN - 13: 9780986949500

Appropriate for ages: 12 - adult

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay, but I prefer her more non-fiction novels... Story Description: Pajama Press|October 1, 2011|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-9869495-0-0 A person doesn’t have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it’s enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame, Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a future career in entomology. Casey wasn’t the kind of girl who would be stuck in a town like Galloway the rest of her life. She was really going places. And nobody knew this better than Jess, Casey’s best friend. So how could a girl like Casey be arrested for the murder of a young camper under her care…Jess believes her friend is innocent and that the real killer will be caught, but in the meantime, she finds herself the reluctant center of attention. After all, she was also a counselor in Cabin Three. Jess must know something…right? Readers will be readily sympathize with Jess, whose life begins to spin out of control. But award-winning author Deborah Ellis brings much more to the character of her complex and troubled narrator, who may not be entirely reliable. As the events surrounding the final weeks of August are slowly unveiled, readers will begin to question the very nature of friendship and how one finds the moral courage to be loyal, no matter what the consequences. My Review: This is the synopsis from the back cover of the book: “When Casey is arrested for murder, best friend Jess tries to convince police investigators they’ve made a terrible mistake. After all, she and Casey were camp counselors together and both responsible for little Stephanie, who disappeared under their watch. But even though Jess has told the investigators everything she knows, they aren’t satisfied. She’s getting sick of their questions; even Casey’s lawyer won’t leave her alone. Jess has to wait for the middle of the night before she can find a little peace, riding her bike aimlessly through the darkened streets of their small town – planning her next move. In a fresh departure from her novels set in developing countries award-winning author Deborah Ellis brilliantly recreates the inner world of an emotionally confused teen who struggles to find the moral courage to remain loyal to a friend in need.” I enjoyed this novel, however, I prefer Ms. Ellis’ other books that are more non-fiction.
Date published: 2013-01-21

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True Blue

by Deborah Ellis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.98 × 5.5 × 0.6 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0986949507

ISBN - 13: 9780986949500

From the Publisher

A person doesn''t have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it''s enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame. Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a future career in entomology. Casey wasn''t the kind of girl who would be stuck in a town like Galloway the rest of her life. She was really going places. And nobody knew this better than Jess, Casey''s best friend. So how could a girl like Casey be arrested for the murder of a young camper under her care... Jess believes her friend is innocent and that the real killer will be caught; but in the meantime, she finds herself the reluctant center of attention. After all, she was also a counselor in Cabin Three. Jess must know something...right? Readers will readily sympathize with Jess, whose life begins to spin out of control. But award-winning author Deborah Ellis brings much more to the character of her complex and troubled narrator, who may not be entirely reliable. As the events surrounding the final weeks of August are slowly unveiled, readers will begin to question the very nature of friendship and how one finds the moral courage to be loyal, no matter what the consequences.

About the Author

"Deborah Ellis is the internationally acclaimed author of more than twenty books for children, including the Breadwinner trilogy; The Heaven Shop; I Am a Taxi; Lunch With Lenin; and No Safe Place. Deborah says of the characters she creates, ""Courage interests me - when we have it, when we don''t, and how we make the decision to be brave or cowardly. There''s a lot we can''t control, but we can control our choices. Make them deliberately. Make them with thought and with courage."" A peace activist, feminist, and humanitarian, Deborah has won many national and international awards for her books, including the Governor General''s Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award, the American Library Association''s Notable List and the Jane Addams Children''s Book Award. In 2010, she received The Ontario Library Association President''s Award for Exceptional Achievement. Deborah lives in Simcoe, Ontario."

Editorial Reviews

With important moral issues, gripping suspense and a surprise ending, this is a must-read book for teenagers. Once again Ellis has delved into new territory with impressive results.

Appropriate for ages: 12 - adult