Getting the Girl A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery (Paperback)
|Author: Susan Juby|
|Part comedy, part mystery, and with of all Juby''s trademark humor, this new novel 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.|
From the Publisher:
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 Jubys 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.
Harewood Tech is all about hierarchy, and if a girl has been Defiled, it's the social kiss of death. Geeky but endearing ninth grader Sherman Mack is worried that his crush, the mysterious Dini Trioli, is about to be D-Listed, and he's determined to bring the evil system crashing to the ground. Filled with humor, a gang of nerds, and lots of panache, GETTING THE GIRL is a 2008 Edgar Award Nominee in the Best Young Adult category.