February 28, 2019

#BookReview: Truthers by Geoffrey Girard

Title: Truthers
Author: Geoffrey Girard
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, 9/11

Pages: Hardcover, 360
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Rating: ★

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Synopsis:  Katie Wallace has never given much thought to 9/11. She was only a year old when terrorists struck American soil. But now her dad has landed in a mental institution after claiming to know what really happened. He insists the attacks were part of a government conspiracy. And he claims that Katie is living proof: the lone survivor of a massive cover-up.

Hoping to free her dad, Katie sets out to investigate his bizarre claims. Soon she's drawn into the strange and secretive world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists known as the "Truthers".

Wading through a dangerous web of fact and fiction, questions and distortion, Katie no longer knows what to believe. But she does know that she's being followed -- and that someone is determined to stop her search for the truth.

A novel for teens, exploring 9/11 & our conspiracy culture...




About the Author: "Geoffrey Girard writes thrillers, historicals, and dark speculative fiction for adults and teens. His first YA, the techno-thriller Project Cain, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. His short fiction has appeared in several best-selling anthologies and magazines, including Writers of the Future. Born in Germany and shaped in New Jersey, Geoffrey currently lives in Ohio where he is the English Department Chair at a private boys' high school and teaches creative writing, philosophy in literature, and horror. He has a BA in English literature and an MA and MFA in creative writing.

My Review: This one was set after 9/11 even though its been a pretty long time I still remember where I was when this all went down. I was in choir getting ready to go to English and that is when everything went quiet in school. This book deals with Katie and her father that is a paranoid schizophrenic and his belief that she is the proof that 9/11 was a goverment coverup. I have to say that I wished this would have not been about a real event.  With everything that happened during and after 9/11 this was just not the book for me and I had to put it down around 100 pages.  It was just to much. Even after all this time. 



Go Into This One Knowing: Paranoid Schizophrenia, 9/11, Conspiracy Theorists 







"In this intense thriller... Girard takes readers down a disturbing, provocative path; both sides start to make sense as information is revealed and theories are debated. It's a fast-paced nail-biter with a resourceful heroine, packed with surprises that force readers to question every revelation and take nothing at face value." - Publishers Weekly [Starred Review]

"A beautifully written, captivating must-have that will hook readers from beginning to end. Girard has created a well-developed, quirky, tenacious main character for whom teens can't help but root."  - School Library Journal

"[Truthers] moves at a fast clip, and readers will get caught up in both the conspiracy construct (actual Truther theories are explored) and the romance that is as tangled as the web of confusion surrounding September 11." - Booklist

"A book teens will love. History, mystery, romance, action, and intrigue--all in one!" - YA Books Central









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