Swear to Howdy

Swear to Howdy

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440419433, 126pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2005

A funny friendship turns serious in this haunting book about secrets, lies, and what it means to be a true friend.
Rusty, I swear to howdy, if you tell a soul...
Joey Banks is a walking adventure. He's funny, daring, mischievous and frequently in trouble. Or he would be if anyone found out about half the stuff he's done. But Rusty Cooper knows how to keep a secret. And Joey's the best friend he's ever had. But then comes a secret that is at once too terrible to tell and too terrible to keep. A secret so big it threatens to eat them alive. What would a true friend do now?
Wendelin Van Draanen has written a richly layered book that offers a thought-provoking look at the boundaries of friendship and what it really means to be true.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Author Bio
Wendelin Van Draanen is a high school computer science instructor. She lives with her husband and two children in Santa Maria, CA.