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Avi and Edward Irving Wortis

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Nothing but the Truth Summary


Nothing but the Truth relates the events that destroy a dedicated teacher's career and result in a national scandal over nonexistent incidents. The very serious matters of a boy's rights to express his patriotism and of the destructive power of lying are treated thoughtfully, with no easy answers. Avi says that he likes to give his books slightly ambiguous endings in order to encourage thinking about the issues he raises, but Nothing but the Truth has a snapping ending that says much without spelling it out. With this timely theme of how the media is sometimes responsible for distorting the truth, Avi explores how individuals believe they are justified in perpetrating false claims in order to achieve their own social agenda. In doing so, they blatantly defy the core of the American justice system founded on the principle of telling "the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help...

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