Review: The Truth Commision by Susan Juby 

 Reviewer: E                      August 2015

The Truth Commission is an unexpected book that was light and fluffy. 

The premise is of Normandy Pale and her friends Dusk and Neil, students at a pretentious private art school. They decided to confront targets of rumors and such to get the truth from them. They are the Truth Commission. Then Normandy realizes that she has to confront her big shot older sister Keira. Keira is really famous for writing a bestselling graphic novel series, and she has been hiding a lot of secrets and acting weird lately. The plot was kind of a unique take on your average school story. It deals with the questions of when you should tell the truth and when is it going too far. 
The writing was chock full of voice. Normandy is honest and relatable to everybody. I liked the multimedia format- the book includes illustrations and footnotes. One thing i didn’t like was the footnotes. They distracted from the story and wandered off topic. 

The characters are all very well developed, fresh, and realistic. About the romance between, uh, two of the main characters, it was pretty forced. There was zero chemistry. The only reason I knew that Normandy liked the character was because she specifically stated it. 

The Truth Commission was very intriguing and interesting. 4/5 stars. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


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