Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel

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Scholastic Inc., Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 177 pages
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This Newbery Honor Book by acclaimed author Avi is available again through Scholastic--in an After Words paperback edition!

In this thought-provoking examination of freedom, patriotism, and respect, ninth-grader, Philip Malloy, is kept from joining the track team by his failing grades in English class. Convinced that the teacher just doesn't like him, Philip concocts a plan to get transferred out of her class. Breaking the school's policy of silence during the national anthem, he hums along, and ends up in a crisis at the center of the nation's attention.

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User Review  - Moe - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angel-Rose Weber - Goodreads

Eh, this book had a lot of potential, but nothing was all that great. It was interesting how this one kid turned the school system against the teacher by humming the star spangle banner, but then you find out he was just doing it to be rebellious. The book could of been so much more. Read full review

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Avi is one of the most treasured and celebrated writers of our time. His work spans nearly every genre and has won nearly every major prize, including two Newbery Honors, for Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, and the Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead. He lives in Denver, Colourado. You can visit him at

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