The Truth about Taffy Sinclair

Betsy Haynes, Author
Betsy Haynes, Author Skylark Books $3.25 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-15607-2
Reviewed on: 06/03/1988
Release date: 06/01/1988
After years of hating Taffy, previously known only through the eyes of Janna and the Fabulous Five, readers now have the chance to see whether or not she has been misunderstood all this time. Taffy tells of pending humiliation because she has lost her diary; if it is read in public, everyone who does not like her will despise her more, and her one friend will desert her. In the meantime, the sixth grade is anticipating a party that will mark the end of grade-school years and the summer before junior high. In recalling excerpts in the diary, Taffy reveals her side of the story in the incidents of earlier books. It seems that she is more misguided than mean. But Taffy can be really unbearable, and even this history shows that she has not been maligned unjustly. Janna's case against Taffy was previously so absolute that it will be hard for readers to judge where the truth about these two really lies. Ages 9-12. (July)
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