Getting the Girl
A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery
By Susan Juby
HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780060765255, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
List Price: $17.99*
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Mom's pink bike. Check. Check?
Meet Sherman Mack. Short. Nerdy. Amateur P.I. and prepared to do anything for Dini Trioli.
Nobody knows who began it or when it became a tradition, but every girl at Harewood Tech fears being D-listed, a ritual that wipes her off the social map forever. When Sherman believes Dini is in danger of being D-listed, he snatches up his surveillance gear and launches a full-scale investigation to uncover who is responsible.
Could it be the captain of the lacrosse team?
The hottest girls in school, the Trophy Wives?
Or maybe their boyfriends?
One thing is for sure: Sherman Mack is on the case. And he's not giving up.
Part comedy, part mystery, and with all of Juby's trademark tongue-in-cheek humor, Getting the Girl takes on one of the cruelest aspects of high school: how easy it is for an entire school to turn on someone, and how hard it can be to be the only one willing to fight back.
“As always, Juby endows her endearing characters with quirky, comedic voices and original backgrounds.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Juby again demonstrates her ability to tell a story that’s richly colored all the way to the edges.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“A fun read with a message.”
-KLIATT (starred review)
“As if appealing to both genders and espousing integrity weren’t enough, the story is often funny, with an endearing main character. GETTING THE GIRL is a pursuit worth undertaking.”
-School Library Journal
“Clever, smart, and wryly observant, [with] an impressive array of convincingly quirky, original characters.”