Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining My Life is out wherever books are sold! This middle grade novel is about Truth Trendon as she begins junior high having to wear a back brace for scoliosis.
Truth’s brace is hard plastic, tight, and uncomfortable. She has to wear a t-shirt under it and bulky clothes over it, making her feel both sweaty and unfashionable. She’s terrified that her classmates are going to find out about it.
But it’s hard keeping it a secret (especially when gym class is involved), and secrets quickly turn into lies. 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.
What Readers are saying:
“I loved Dear Isaac Newton You’re Ruining My Life so much. It was a story full of ups and downs. I would definitely recommend this book for kids with scoliosis and parents too. It was very inspiring and I love that she has a friend by her side every step of the way even if that friend changes.”
-Lily, Leader Curvy Girls Oregon
“All of the drama and self-centeredness of adolescence are here in this first novel drawn from Hruza’s own experience with scoliosis….Fans of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder may enjoy this.”
“I cannot tell a lie: I loved Truth Trendon! She’s a smart, funny heroine who readers will connect with and root for. Dear Isaac Newton, You’re Ruining Me Life made me laugh and gave me all the feels.”
—Erin Dionne, author of The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet
“You’re gonna laugh, you’re gonna think, you’re gonna root for Truth Trendon every step of the way—through sand, through tuna fish, and through each hilariously awkward middle-school moment in this fun and heartfelt debut!”
—Brooks Benjamin, author of My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights
“A compelling middle-school tale that captures the realities of living with scoliosis while maintaining the realistic drama of everyday life.”