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Tru & Nelle Hardcover – March 1, 2016
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"Tru & Nelle is a wonderfully imaginative re-creation of the childhoods of two great American writers, but even more, it is a novel that affirms the mysterious and glorious ways that friendship reaches across boundaries of all sorts to claim unexpected kinship."-- Gary D. Schmidt, author of Newbery Honor books Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and The Wednesday Wars
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Some characters--you just want to keep spending time with them. That's why you reread the book or watch the movie again. Tru & Nelle feels like that movie to me. It has that flow: scenes that are just the right length; that leave you needing to keep reading on into the next scene. Actually, as much as you'll love spending time with Tru and Nelle, you'll lose track of time hanging out with them. Like all the great people in your life, they leave you missing them. I love this book so much. It would have been that book my librarian would have given to the eleven year old me who was desperate for a great mystery story. I would've started reading it right there in the library and stayed up that night to finish it, and I would've loved her all the more and thought, "How does she know me so well, what I want to read?" I become that awed eleven year old again when I read Tru & Nelle, but the adult me loves it too. The way the kids work together--they push each other but always have each other's back--you can see that this is the way they'll be when they team up for In Cold Blood. But you don't need to know about the legends or their books to love these characters. These kids are awesome on their own. --Paul Griffin, NYC, March 4, 2016
--- "Tru and Nelle are two misfits: the fancy city kid and the tough tomboy. After meeting in an unusual way, they grow to become friends. They, along with another friend called Big Boy, begin to solve "mysteries," write stories, and play together in their secret hide-out. Eventually, they stumble upon a REAL mystery: a robbery! They then head into an adventure, trying to find the culprit(s?) Will they solve their mystery, and safely? Find out in this funny book! I really enjoyed the adventurous, young main characters, Truman and Nelle. They are so funny, and sort of childish, but the book is very cute and sweet. The only thing I didn't really like was how the mystery was pretty easy to solve, if you just paid attention. Kind of disappointing? But, it would make a great book for ages 6 to 9 years old. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes Sherlock Holmes kinda mysteries, or fans of the real Truman Capote and Nelle Harper! It makes me want to find out more about the real authors!"
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If you love classics as I do you may know about Truman Capote (In cold blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird).Read more