by Tanya Lloyd Kyi


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When an adult neighbor is brutally murdered during a high-school house party, everyone in school seems to have an idea who did it, but no one will go to the police. Jen was there and saw the body and she has her own ideas about who is responsible. As a reporter for the school TV show, she decides to try and uncover the truth and discover if a classmate's increasingly violent behavior is to blame. When she and others begin digging too deeply, violence flares in the small community. Finally, Jen is forced to take a stand, one that may cost her more than she could imagine.

Also available in Spanish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551432656
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Series: Orca Soundings Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,187,027
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: HL630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is a freelance graphic designer and writer. She grew up in Creston, British Columbia, but now lives in Vancouver. For more information, visit

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It was a redheaded man sprawled across the floor in Ian's parents' room, one arm up as if he'd rolled out of bed. His arm was twisted, and the back of his head was wet with blood.
Just breathe, I tell myself as I drum my fingernails on the dining room table. Don't think about it. If you think about it, Officer Wells is going to know. And he doesn't know anything. He's not looking for you anyway. I make my fingers stop tapping.

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Truth 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JackieHancox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is based on a murder that happened in my hometown. I was curious to see how true to the actual story the author would stick. The facts are all the same, and unfortunately so is the code of silence that enveloped this case for several years. Luckily, the teens involved in the book came to the realization that the truth needed to come out. This book would make an excellent resource for discussions on moral issues and the importance of being honest no matter how tough the consequences may be.
kaburns on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Orca Sounding series. A man dies at a party. Who is responsible ? I will definitely be recommending this to students.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Thanks to Puget Sound Council for a review copy. Jen can't get the image of the red-haired man out of her mind--the man she saw dead at a house party. She isn't surprised when a policeman wants to question her about the dead man at three in the morning. Who told the cops she was there? Should she tell what she saw or just keep quiet? Most people at the party probably suspect the same teen that Jen does but no one wants to make a stand against the bully. The writing is authentic to teen voices and emotions. It will be a hit with middle- and high school readers, those who need high interest-low reading level and also those who are looking for a quick mystery, teen drama read.
Jennifer Sloan More than 1 year ago
the book was good, but seeing as how it was only 55 pages there wasn't much chance to get into it. it was a good read, but shorter than what i wouldve liked. Not much character or plot development.
Spencer Carter More than 1 year ago
Is this book good at all? I haven't read it yet but it looks good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the title was best as it was. It explains to you that you should always tell the truth, no matter how much trouble you get your self into. The book was about a crime scene involving teenagers. And, i liked it because crime scenes are interesting exspecially the one in the book called Truth.