Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of award winning titles from the Orchard backlist with fresh beautiful new designs and new author prefaces and discussion guides Ninth grader Philip M

  • Title: Nothing But the Truth
  • Author: Avi
  • ISBN: 9780439327305
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Orchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of award winning titles from the Orchard backlist with fresh, beautiful new designs and new author prefaces and discussion guides.Ninth grader Philip Malloy is forbidden to join the track team because of his failing grades in English class Convinced that the teacher just doesn t like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transOrchard Classics is a collectible hardcover line of award winning titles from the Orchard backlist with fresh, beautiful new designs and new author prefaces and discussion guides.Ninth grader Philip Malloy is forbidden to join the track team because of his failing grades in English class Convinced that the teacher just doesn t like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred into a different homeroom Instead of standing silently during the national anthem, he hums along And ends up on trial.

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    1. The Story of Some Asshole Kid who fucks up some poor teacher's lifeI gave this two stars, and then decided it's not worth two stars. The book would be crappy but innocent if it wasn't for it's Newberry Award and the blurb from the New York Times, about the story of the main character needing to be shouted out. This story doesn't need to be shouted out, it's a bullshit story, and if I had read this book with some of the patriotic covers I would have probably thrown the thing across the room about [...]

    2. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND READ THIS BOOK! If you want to try your luck and see if you like it, by all means. But from someone who was forced to read this book, and I love reading all types of books so that's not the issue, I am personally suggesting you do not. The different styles of writing can leave you confused, it would go by fast if it were not so boring and over all it really has not point. It does teach you a lesson about lying but in my personal opinion it is the fact that Philips dad [...]

    3. My 13 year old daughter was given this book as a Christmas present. She read it in 2 days (a clue that she liked it). I picked it up a few days ago and finished it quickly as well.We had an interesting discussion about the book at dinner tonight. I was surprised by her support of the teacher character (I expected her to side with the student). We talked about how one incident can escalate into a huge problem, and how gossip can destroy people. I admit that I didn't like Phillip very much, but I [...]

    4. Absolutely terrible. I haven't even finished the book yet and it's just bad. It's basically about a snotty kid who doesn't like English or the teacher that teaches English and thinks she's so mean and terrible to him while everyone seems to like her. He thinks she has something against him which is not the case, she finds him to be nice and just wishes he'd try better, but he makes rude comments and class. When he not only has her for English but homeroom too, he is outraged. When the morning an [...]

    5. This book is complete shit. When I finished it, I just threw it across my room and picked up another book. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this novel. First of all, for a book that's really all dialogue, why can't Avi write dialogue well at all? Everybody talks exactly the same and when they talk they sound so ridiculous. There's nothing realistic about it. He's no Elmore Leonard or David Mamet, that's for sure.Also, the ending. One of the worst endings I've ever read simply because [...]

    6. Nothing But The Truth This book honestly, is good for that kid who believes that school is no good and the adults are out to bring down kids. Honestly. The objective exposition of information and surprise ending makes this a good read for the younger set. I found it annoying, but I think that's because as a faculty member, it really bugged me how everyone failed to research the facts and the administration was all about covering its tracks.

    7. I had a very large mixture of feelings about this book. I liked the plot, I didn't like the main character. I hated the end although it probably is the best end it could have and still be realistic. What made this book awesome was its complexity. The way it made you think and the way it challenges the concept of truth. Phil told what he knew as the truth but Miss Narwin also told what she knew as the truth. Neither were wrong yet neither was right. Then of course the principal just told everythi [...]

    8. I believe it is safe to say that Nothing But the Truth is the shittiest book of all time. I blame myself a little bit, though, because I just picked it up only because I was in a middle grade mood, without knowing anything about the book at all, but still. This. Was. So. BADINGS I LIKED: - Literally nothingINGS I DIDN'T LIKE: - I'm not a huge fan of documentary novels, as they are only dialogue. It gets annoying. - PHILIP. Oh my GOD, Philip was the worst character I've ever read. He is SO. DAMN. [...]

    9. Nothing but the Truth is a subversive little Young Adult novel that takes on educational hypocrisy, personal accountability, and freedom of speech. 9th grade Phillip Malloy, banned from the track team for his poor grade in English, decides to get booted from class in order to transfer to another teacher and improve his grade. Defying the school's rule of respectful silence during the morning playing of "The Star Spangled Banner," Phillip hums along, only to find himself suspended from school for [...]

    10. 1.5 starsOVERALL IMPRESSION: I did not enjoy this book at all. The only reason I finished it was because it was short and a very quick read. The plot angered me and the story never really went anywhere. I just feel like more could have been done with the storyline. It was boring and nothing got accomplishedVER: I do like the cover of the book. I love that it's simple and that they used the word to The Star Spangled Banner in the form of a flag; I think that's pretty cleverARACTERS: Philip was an [...]

    11. Avi is one of my favorite writers. So this book is presented like a file for a crime. This even happened at this time and place. There is really no narration. No persuasion. Just a very stark, neutral telling of events. A young boy refuses to stand for the national anthem or refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance or something like that (it's been awhile). The school wants to discipline him. He claims he has the right to not do it. But as the facts come to light, you see that the boy's defense m [...]

    12. The main character, Philip Mallory, is entering high school. He wants desperately to be on the track team, but he's not so interested in studying -- especially literature. Andhe's not about to read The Call of the Wild. Kid stuff. ('What can you say about a dog?') He's somewhat interested in girls, and strikes me as the typically unmotivated learner who lives for sports.Philip has a habit that his homeroom teacher, Mr. Lunser, has tolerated in spite of the school directive that when the national [...]

    13. Wow. I can't believe how much this book bothered me. I never have liked Avi much; I guess our styles clash. But I had heard about this title for years, so today I picked it up and starting reading. I don't yet know if I'm glad I did, or wish I hadn't. The problem is that this scenario is more realistic than I would like to believe. In fact, an author's note at the beginning reveals that similar situations have taken place all over the country. And that is just disturbing. So many characters only [...]

    14. Nothing But the Truth by Avi is a realistic fiction novel pointed at several characters, rules, or documents perspective. The author displays a stronger message than patriotism. He shows through a realistic scenario how little lies can spiral out of control. In the book, Harrison High School plays a recorded tape of the national anthem each morning. It is requested that all students stand in silent and respectful attention. But when Philip Malloy decides to hum along in Ms Narwins homeroom, he r [...]

    15. I had to read this book for summer reading. I heard from others who read it before that it is really, really bad and confusing. This was the only book that the teachers had for us, so I started reading it. This book really bored me and I hated how the poor teacher had to resign because of one student who just kept on exaggerating and partly lying to make other people dislike her. I feel that this is just a waste of my time reading and for other students to read.

    16. This was such a great, though provoking book. I read it right before the election, which seemed appropriate. It just goes to show how easily the truth can get twisted. It's a sad story, but I am still thinking about it. I can't wait to discuss it with someone. It just goes to show why I love children's literature.

    17. TERRIBLE BOOK! DO NOT READ! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! IF YOU READ, DO NOT READ ENDING! THE ENDING RUINS THE BOOK. OTHERWISE OKAY.

    18. I have loved this book since it first arrived in my Alaskan classroom via a Book Order. The year was 1991, and this was hot off the presses. I had to have it. While I was always a reader, Avi made me fall in love with reading. Books such as The Man who was Poe, Blue Heron, and my favorite The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle brought more to my life than just a way to pass the time on a freezing island in the middle of the Bering Sea. It brought adventure, love, laughter. So much so that in 2 [...]

    19. Ok so heres my review. woohoo WARNING LANGUAGE CHILDRENOk so first off this book was not written well at the fuck all. It seriously was the shittiest book I have ever read. I would rather read the twilight series 3 times then read this shit again. Avi you have written dialogue before, correct? Well I never would have guessed that by the way this book has been going. Now lets go on to Phillip. This kid is such a fucking cocky little dick. Seriously I may be exaggerating but even if I am exaggerat [...]

    20. Its good to finally find a fast-paced novel. I have gotten sick of authors dragging out the plot sequence page after page. I liked how the format is like a script, telling you who is talking and how the people are communicating for a better visual. I think that "Nothing But The Truth" is mostly about how if one person does something (like overreact over something silly) for there own benefit, it can make a big commotion and get people in trouble. This book once again shows how powerful today's m [...]

    21. Have you ever had something that was so good at the beginning, than turned out to be a bust? Well that's what your going to get with Nothing But The Truth. NBTT is the tale of a boy named Phillip that gets into trouble multiple times with one of his teachers for being disruptive. This turns into a patriotic battle between a teacher and the nation. The plot turns from good to bad which makes it an some what entertaining, okay read.NBTT has some strong points that I enjoyed. I like how the book ha [...]

    22. I'm really divided by this book.On the one hand, I think it opens up some really interesting questions about the power of gossip, hearsay, and ways in which the truth can easily be twisted and changed. The "documentary" style of the book is definitely interesting, and opens up a lot of possible conversation.On the other hand, I found pretty much every character insufferable, I could not stand Phillip especially, and while he does end up being punished in the end, not nearly enough of a punishmen [...]

    23. As a teacher myself who has had students like Philip in my classes, I found this story an interesting and frustrating example of how easily things can get blown out of proportion. The student hummed during the anthem; the school rule said students were to listen in silence; the teacher tells the student to be quiet. What else is a teacher supposed to do? Well, bring in a resentful student with a bad attitude, defensive parents, unsupportive adminsitration, and sensationalist media and see what a [...]

    24. First read 2005I got this book from the reading club in fifth grade. They blacked out the curse words with marker and even then, I found that completely hilarious.3/3/16This book was just as bizarre and disappointing as I remember when I first read this more than 10 years ago. I loved the way the book was set up through memos, phone conversations, and morning announcements. The epistolary framework was the only redeeming feature of this confusing book. The main character was a rotten teenager wh [...]

    25. 3.5 stars.This book was not horrible, but not amazing either. Basically all that it managed to do for me was annoy me. I was reading it for class, and the discussions that we had were really amazing, but the book itself just annoyed me. Philip is a jerk, but yet, I somehow have managed to feel kind of bad for him. Ms. Narwin is an amazing teacher and everyone likes her, other than Philip just for one stupid reason that he could have prevented if he had just tried harder on his exam. I think that [...]

    26. Its good to finally find a fast-paced novel. I have gotten sick of authors dragging out the plot sequence page after page. I liked how the format is like a script, telling you who is talking and how the people are communicating for a better visual. I think that "Nothing But The Truth" is mostly about how if one person does something (like overreact over something silly) for there own benefit, it can make a big commotion and get people in trouble. This book once again shows how powerful today's m [...]

    27. This is another YA book I read as an adult. At this point in time, I was reading as many YA frequently challenged books as I could in order to see if I agreed with them being challenged. I don't think this book should be challenged. I didn't enjoy this book that much though. The format was interesting; it is set up like a collection of documents. What caused me to not like the book that much though was that I thought the main character was a jerk a lot of the time. Newbury honor

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