Getting the Girl

Getting the Girl

A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

By Susan Juby

Harper Teen, Paperback, 9780060765286, 341pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010


Meet Sherman Mack.

Short. Nerdy. Amateur P.I. And prepared to do anything for Dini Trioli, tenth-grade goddess.

Nobody knows how the tradition began, 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 launches a full-scale investigation to save her. Part comedy, part mystery, and with all of Juby's trademark laugh-out-loud style, Getting the Girl takes on the cruelest aspect of high school social life.

Meet Sherman Mack, the only one willing to fight back.

About the Author
Susan Juby has written a number of acclaimed novels for teenagers and adults, including Alice, I Think, the first of her Alice MacLeod trilogy, which was made into a successful television series. She is also the author of a memoir, Nice Recovery, and the adult comic novel Home to Woefield and its sequel Republic of Dirt: Return to Woefield. She is currently working on another book set at the Green Pastures Academy of Art and Applied Design. Susan Juby lives with her husband and their dog in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, the setting of many of her books (including this one). Her website is, and she is on Twitter: @thejuby.

Praise For Getting the Girl

“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.”
-ALA Booklist