When Nelle and Tru first meet, they don’t seem to have much in common. Nelle’s a tomboy, and Tru likes fancy clothes. It’s their mutual love of mysteries that brings them together. Soon they have formed their own detective agency and are off solving cases and having adventures. One particularly funny scheme involves a plan to make money using a monster fish, a two-headed chicken, and pickled baby pig. Things don’t go quite as planned when the two-headed chicken escapes, knocking the dead piglet onto the minister’s wife’s feet, causing her to faint. Needless to say, no money was made that day.
Tru & Nelle is based on the childhood friendship of the famous writers Truman Capote and Harper Lee. I highly recommend this book for readers who like historical fiction, mysteries, and stories about friendship.
Book reviewed by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head