But it's hard keeping it a secret (especially when gym class is involved), and secrets quickly turn into lies. And when Truth's crush entrusts her with a big secret of his own, it leads to even more lying. Add to that a fight with her best friend, a looming school-wide presentation, and mean rumors, and it's a recipe for disaster.
Ultimately, Truth begins to accept her true self, curvy spine and all, as she figures out the best way to navigate the overwhelming time of life that is middle school.
Debut author Rachel Hruza brings humor and heart to this upper middle grade story about friendship, crushes, and the importance of being yourself.
ImprintSky Pony Press
Published6 February 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
Rachel Hruza has always loved everything related to books. She received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her short stories have been published in Scintilla, Crossed Out Magazine, and ScissorTale Review. Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining My Life is her first novel, and was inspired by her own experience: Rachel was diagnosed with scoliosis at age eleven, she and her twin sister wore back braces through all of junior high, and Rachel had corrective surgery while in college. Rachel hails from the middle of the United States, where she teaches English at the local college, plays piano and guitar, and spends much of her spare time with her husband and their snaggle-toothed peekapoo.