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STU TRULY middle grade novel

"Let me start by saying I believe in telling the truth. It’s  just that sometimes the truth is complicated."

Sixth Grade is hard enough, but when Stu Truly lies to impress his new crush, he finds that keeping up with the charade is a lot harder than he thought. 

Stu Truly is a moving and laugh-out-loud story about being yourself by Dan Richards, a talented author making his middle grade debut.

"A charming tale of angst and self-discovery."

    - Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants Series

"Richards’ first novel utterly charmingly and convincingly depicts a boy’s first crush on a female peer."

    - Kirkus Reviews, 2018

Look for Stu Truly at Follett Book Fairs!

what critics are saying


"2016...Best Picture Books of the Year so Far"

I gave this book to my child’s preschool teacher and the woman went crazy for it.  She just thinks it’s the cleverest thing this side of the sun.  

— Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal, 2016