Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery (Paperback)

A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

By Susan Juby

Harper Teen, 9780060765286, 341pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

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Description

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.



Praise For Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery

“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

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