Getting the Girl

Getting the Girl

A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance and Cookery

Book - 2008
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High school can be harsh, but Harewood Technical takes the hierarchy of popularity to a whole new level. No one knows who started it or how long it’s been going on, but sometimes girls at Harewood will get their pictures, with a D written beside them, posted on the mirrors of the student bathrooms. D for Defiled. No one talks to the Defiled. No one notices they exist.
Fourteen-year-old Sherman Mack has been at Harewood for three weeks. Sherm is only in grade nine, but he’s a ladies’ man with a thing for “older” womengirls his age aren’t ready for him or his smooth, carefully studied moves. He’s been working on asking out Dini Trioli, an artistic tenth grader. Before he gets his chance, Lester “the Molester” Broadhead, captain of the lacrosse team, scoops her up. That’s bad, but what’s worse is the fate of Lester’s last girlfriend, who was D-listed and forced out of the school in shame. Determined to save Dini’s reputation, Sherm will put everything on the line to stop the mysterious Defilers from claiming another victim.
Getting the Girl is a winning blend of the dead-on, deadpan wackiness of Susan Juby’s bestselling Alice series, combined with a solid mystery that explores one of the ugliest parts of high school: ritual shunning. Laugh-out-loud funny, but engaging and sympathetic, this is a book that will make boys and girls alike fans of Sherman Mack.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperTrophyCanada, 2008
ISBN: 9780002007092
Characteristics: 341 p ; 13 x 18 cm


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Oct 21, 2015

There's humour here, but also some sharp insights into teen social dynamics.

Jul 16, 2014

It was an entertaining book. I like how the main character, Sherman, helps the defiled girls even at the point where his own reputation is at risk. Recommend to people who wants to have a good and easy read in a short period of time!

Jun 10, 2012

I got this book for Christmas and I didn't know if it was a good book or not and do you know what I love so much I read it like 6 times already I think it very well written :D

CR7FB5 Jan 25, 2012

One of the funniest boy perspective books I ever read, I enjoyed reading it a lot.

Sep 12, 2011

I really REALLY enjoyed this book, and I'm a grown women. I laughed out loud while reading it. A wonderfully quick read. Another hit from Susan Juby.

scarydirectorwoman May 04, 2010

This was such a good book! I actually read it twice and laughed out loud both times!!! It was truly HILARIOUSLY AWESOME. Sherman is the best!

Chocomon Apr 26, 2010

This book was hilarious!!! I was so excited to start reading it and it really brought up my spirits. Sherman is sooo cute. (: I recommend this to anyone...

Lolixz Apr 22, 2010

Funny, entertaining and it kept me staying with Sherman all the way through!

marikha Apr 16, 2010

it was okay...

Urmi Apr 16, 2010

book was good but not the best!

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Dec 20, 2009

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Oct 21, 2015

A piece of hair had fallen away from his comb-over. Fred isn’t very old, but he only has about eight strands of hair left on the top of his head. He does a lot with them, though.


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