GETTIN’ WEIRD is a sequel to award-winning author Terry Trueman’s critically acclaimed second novel INSIDE OUT (HarperCollins 2003). Alan Mender has served his time for his participation in the robbery of Sunshine Espresso a year earlier, but Alan has a host of old and new issues with which he has to deal: His father, who everyone assumed was dead has sent Alan an obviously unexpected and mostly unwanted letter; Alan is a high school drop-out and has developed an alcohol problem; his younger brother Joey seems to be thriving, but is that a true picture? Add to all of this, Alan’s best friend Wally Britton (a re-appearing character from Trueman’s fourth novel NO RIGHT TURN), after sharing a few ‘rum and cokes’ with Alan has been busted for drinking and talks Alan into joining him at AA. What else could go wrong in this coming of age story? You might be surprised.
As with all of Terry Trueman’s novels, there are no vampires or werewolves or running around in a dystopian world here, after all, real life is tough enough. How does a good kid who’s made some bad mistakes get a second chance? What’s really most important in life? How come things are never quite how they appear to be? Trueman takes on these difficult questions in a story that entertains, enthralls and touches readers’ hearts, while changing and expanding our understanding of our own choices and lives.