Truman L. Cobbler has not had an easy life. It’s bad enough people say he looks like Donkey from Shrek, but he’s also suffered the death of his policeman father and his mother’s remarriage to a professional swindler, who cost them everything. Now dirt poor, they live in the barrio of San Antonio,... show more
Truman L. Cobbler has not had an easy life. It’s bad enough people say he looks like Donkey from Shrek, but he’s also suffered the death of his policeman father and his mother’s remarriage to a professional swindler, who cost them everything. Now dirt poor, they live in the barrio of San Antonio, Texas. When Tru transfers to an inner-city high school halfway through his senior year, he meets Javi Castillo, a popular and hot high school jock. Javi takes an immediate liking to Tru, and the two become friends. The odd pairing, however, rocks the school and sets the cliquish social circles askew. No one knows how to act or what to think when Mr. Popular takes a stand for Mr. Donkey. Will the cliques rise up to maintain status quo and lead Tru and Javi to heartbreak and disaster or will being true to who they are rule the day?
Publish date: 2014-09-15
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
3.5 starsTru is being bullied at school. His mom moved him to a new school to get away from it. But it looks like he will just be bullied some more.That is until he meets Javi. Popular and kind Javi. The two become best friends in no time and Tru cannot help himself, he falls deeply in love with his...
Tru(man) Cobbler is a teenager entering a new school, again, in this wonderful YA novel. He hasn't had an easy life, with a bullying, drunken stepfather, who (thankfully) met his demise at the front end of a semi truck, but things might be looking up. But Tru is gay, and not into sports, and he just...
AweI heart this book.It was a sweet sweet YA book with some dark moments. You're typical douchebag homophobes, great parents and some sweet love. I also Heart Heart the cover of this book. It's so sweet. Mare~Slitsread
Being True is about a kid, Tru, who's an outsider never fitting in and believing all the horrible things people say about him. Thinking himself ugly and not worth anything he is more surprised than anyone when the most popular kid in school takes a liking to him. Javi is the star Baseball player and...
Although I was never the popular kid in high school, I was never a victim of bullying and I don't remember being a bully. I guess my high school was just too big so I just got lost in the crowd. I pray that my child isn't a victim of bullying as she goes through school. It's so heartbreaking to read...