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By Isamu Fukui | Comments: ( 147 ) | Date: ( Dec 06, 2019 )

In an alternate world, in a nameless totalitarian city, the autocratic Mayor rules the school system with an iron fist, with the help of his Educators Fighting against the Mayor and his repressive Educators is a group of former students called the Truancy, whose goal is to take down the system by any means possible at any cost Against this backdrop, fifteen year oldIn an alternate world, in a nameless totalitarian city, the autocratic Mayor rules the school system with an iron fist, with the help of his Educators Fighting against the Mayor and his repressive Educators is a group of former students called the Truancy, whose goal is to take down the system by any means possible at any cost Against this backdrop, fifteen year old Tack is just trying to survive His days are filled with sadistic teachers, unrelenting schoolwork, and indifferent parents Things start to look up when he meets Umasi, a mysterious boy who runs a lemonade stand in an uninhabited district Then someone close to Tack gets killed in the crossfire between the Educators and the Truants, and Tack swears vengeance To achieve his purpose, he abandons his old life and joins the Truancy There, he confronts Zyid, an enigmatic leader with his own plans for Tack But Tack soon finds himself torn between his desire for vengeance and his growing sympathy for the Truants Isamu Fukui wrote Truancy during the summer of his fifteenth year The author s purpose is not just to entertain, but to make a statement about the futility of the endless cycle of violence in the world as well as the state of the educational system And, as he put it, I need to be in school myself if I want to write about it.

  • Title: Truancy
  • Author: Isamu Fukui
  • ISBN: 9780765317674
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Isamu Fukui

Isamu Fukui is a student at New York University in New York City His first novel, Truancy, was published to rave reviews and garnered significant publicity, including two interviews on National Public Radio and features in The New York Daily News and Esquire.

Comments Truancy

  • karen

    truancy, boooo-ancy. and not scary halloween ghost boooo-ancy, i mean it blew-ancyfteen-year-olds have a place in this world. i have no problem with them serving me food at an eatery, or bagging my groceries, but i don't want them performing my brain surgeries, and i don't want them in charge of my entertainment's great that he wrote this so young, really. but it exhibits every weak writing mistake you would expect from someone so inexperienced: clumsy dialogue, continuity errors, oddly specific [...]

  • Haralambi Markov

    Thanks to the ever so generous Graeme I received “Truancy” as an unexpected gift that got me addicted. For three blissful days I was totally lost in this hardcover edition, which is so unlike me, since my attention span with books ranges to 60 pages at most a day and finishing 400 in three days was impossible to me. I certainly wish more books could force into oblivion.At first I was very reluctant to setting expectations as everybody knows Isamu Fukui is 17 years old and having had a huge d [...]

  • Julia

    This book is amazing!!!! It is one of my favorites! Written by seventeen year old Isamu Fukui, Truancy has some of the best characters, plots, and basically everything I've ever read! rebellion, romance, action, suspense, mystery, this book has everything! Like Voices I give it a six, though the stars can only go up to five It's still six!

  • Aaron Vincent

    Originally Posted On Guy Gone Geek.In an alternate society, the Educators RULES. They create the law, implement them, and yes, they also do power play. Of course, this set-up is a kind of nightmare to all the students. Because of the Educators tight grip on them and the natural desire to defy the norm that comes with being an adolescent, these students formed a rebellion group: The Truancy. The Truants had no other intention but to make the lives of the Educators a living hell.Tack, a highschool [...]

  • Thomas

    Fifteen-year-old Tack lives in a city controlled by education. School is a constant struggle to survive: filled with strict to deadly teachers, an insurmountable amount of homework, and a zero tolerance policy for under achieving. Students are pushed and pushed until they become the perfect role model citizens - mind controlled, obedient slaves to their society. Tack is fearful that he will fail and be expelled because of his apathy for schoolwork, but he continues to go to school for his younge [...]

  • Scott

    Ugg. I kind of feel bad. This guy is just a kid, and if any of my library kids did this, I would be super-supportive. But . . . it isn't going to benefit him to just hold his hand and praise his book, which is impressive, but not that good.While I am impressed with the patience, skill, and even the creativity of the young writer, I fear publishing him could be detrimental to his growth. Seriously, if this is something he wants to do with his life, and I suspect it is, he doesn't need undue prais [...]

  • Raina

    Kind of a cool concept, but the execution is in sore need of an editor. Written by a teenager, and you can tell. Sample sentence from pg. 426: "He had feared that Zyid would ask exactly that, though it wasn't unexpected."Seriously.The only reasons I finished this were that it was recommended by one of my teens, and I read the first half on a flight (it took me a week to get through the second half).Interesting to see in the mind of a kid who's a little, let's say, disillusioned by school, which [...]

  • Angie

    I love the idea behind Truancy: complete control through education! This is set some time in the future, and schools have near complete control over the student population. Classes are harder, tests are even more important, and the rules make sure all teens stay in line. And classes are six days a week now. Students aren't even allowed to talk in the hallways, snack, or use the restroom without express permission. It's no wonder there's a rebellion group known as the Truancy, made up of dropouts [...]

  • Camille

    This surprised me. i liked this book more than I thought I would. At first I didn't think I would, but I did.My problems with this book:-There was a lot of fighting. At the end of the book there was a 25 page fight scene. That was really long. There were a lot of other long fight scenes, but this one topped it. -I was confused about the idea of the book. It was a good one, but i was very confused.-I was shocked on how quickly the Truancy lets Tack in. It was just like he walked up said I want to [...]

  • Renae

    Okay, first of all, an excellent piece for a 15-year-old author. Damn fine for that.However, a couple of issuesokay, five.1. Message = very heavy-handed. The whole "reject the establishment" and "education creates mindless slaves" thing was about as subtle as a brick to the forehead. 2. Author's name = Isamu. Character name = Umasi. Just a little too cute.3. I tried to read this a little over a year ago and ran out of steam about half-way through. Restarted it a few days ago and ran out of steam [...]

  • Laura

    This book is a violent, hard hitting novel written by a 17-year-old author. The main character Tack hates school for very good reasons. In the functionally autocratic society of The City, school dictates every part of his life. Many of the problems that he comes up against in school exist to some degree in every school in the U.S. His coldly aloof parents are no comfort to him. Tack tries to succeed in school but it seems like the teachers and the system are out to get him at every turn. Being e [...]

  • Melissa

    Written by a 15-year old boy, this book is pretty solid for an adolescent lit book. Interesting characters (maybe too male dominated, though) and an action-packed plot with extremely detailed (and violent) fight scenes. Reluctant readers - especially boys that like action and battle sequences - would really enjoy this.

  • Lady Entropy

    I am yet to find a 15-year old who can write well.Every single time I go into a book that's touted as "It was written by a 15-year old in a course of a summer", I have only to say "IT FUCKING SHOWS"This is a fine book for the type of teenagers who lack in the "nuance" department, where everything is black and white, the teachers are sadists for no reason, all adults are terrible, all students are victims, and so on.It bored me to tears, and felt too much like my own rants in my diary when I was [...]

  • Raccoonit

    Gyerekkori kedvencem. Bár a történet több sebből vérzik, de a karakterek miatt a mai napig szívesen előveszem.

  • Ian Mellark

    TRUANCY (War boys)Por Isamu FukuiSinopsis.Los educadores y los obligadores controlan todo en los distritosLos estándares educativos son difíciles de llenar para los estudiantes, y los estudiantes que no los llenen, son castigados.War boys nos cuenta la historia de una sociedad en donde los alumnos son sometidos a miedo, a normas súper rígidas que cumplir, con el fin de “amaestrarlos” y así cuando crezcan tenerlos bajo control. Sin embargo la “Truancy” (grupo de jóvenes formados por [...]

  • Maddie

    First off, for anyone interested in learning more about school, and the lack of anything good and/or pleasant in it, check out 'school-survival'. That site alone is what has gotten me through high school school (along with my friends) and is what is likely to keep me sane for the rest of it. That said, this book was alright. I'm in high school, and a lot of these issues that the fictional students are faced with in school are highly exaggerated versions of the truth. Highly exaggerated to fit th [...]

  • Erin

    I am dissapointed in my fellow women. What is with the squemish(ness?). Were you expecting a literary masterpiece in this?? Were you expecting Emma or Jane Eyre?? I believe that he wrote well for a 15 year-old. Why are you attacking it? It was a great deal to get it published. The way he presents his characters is well done in my opinion. You do not know whose side to be on. I love post apocalyptic novels, and this one was one of the best. The actions scenes were intense. The characters were bel [...]

  • Colin

    Oh my god. I am SO glad to be done with this book. It was a chore. I'm torn: On one hand, the ideas that Fukui has are awesome--it's a sci-fi political critique of the oppressive educational system from a high school student. On the other hand, i cannot remember the last time i disliked a book this much that I didn't have some sort of political issue with such as racism or ableism that I actually finished reading. The big problem: Cliche, cliche, cliche. Eye-rolling, groan-out-loud, i-can't-even [...]

  • Mr. Curtis

    Mature Content: Language, ViolenceLexile: 1000LI thought this book was going to be a rant-against teachers, education, principals, testing-but it wasn't. At least not all of it was. What it ended up being was a fairly thoughtfully written book about people with strong convictions about how they think the world should be.Set in a world not too different from our own, Tack is moving through the educational system. A chance encounter with another teenager, who becomes a mentor to him, puts Tack on [...]

  • Robert

    this book is extremly entertaining and thrilling. it tells a story of betrayal that evolves into trust and compainenship. In a city where the mayor rules with an iron fist and only a small group of children that are known as The Truancy fight the city's educators. this book really hits home with children of all ages becuase it shows that children can have a huge role in how and when they learn. The main charactar tak starts off as a scared child amoung houndrads of thousand of others that are ju [...]

  • Kelly

    I really hated this book, and I only read it in its entirety because it's on the 2009 YALSA Teen Top Ten list which I promote at my school so I always read all the books on the list. I think the book is only on the list because it's about teens rebelling against authority who are the teachers of their schools.There is no true plot development and the writing is very poor. The characters are one dimensional, and the story is cliched - nothing new here.However, I think that some teen boys might li [...]

  • Josh Newhouse

    Very strong enthralling sci-fi thriller that really impressed as it was written by a 15 year old. Unlike Swordbird and Eragon I was pulled through the book was it perfect, no some of the battles were very cinematic while parts were a little prolonged but it was a strong narrative if a little telegraphed at timesThe two criticisms: the characters could at times be wooden, though part of that was the situation.The characters and the plot's morality could be interpreted as advocating violent revolu [...]

  • Jennifer

    I was quite disappointed by Truancy. I really wanted it to be good. It has a good concept and I think it's cool that Fukui is still a high school student. But unfortunately it only ends up being a lesson in why teenagers should not be allowed to publish novels. The "dystopian" society is simply not dystopian enough to be really compelling and the book is just a poor pastiche of other genres. And I'm sorry, Isamu Fukui, but it simply does not work to have two characters who are supposed to be kin [...]

  • Drew Butler

    I thought this book was amazing. I am not one that enjoys reading as much as others but when i picked up this book i couldn't put it down.My friend Kody recommended it to me and I'm recommending it to anyone who likes to read. The main plot is about a corrupt governmentthat has taken over society school goes from monday to saturday. But a brave group of kids decides to revolt. These kids carry machine guns, trowing knifes and drive trucks and SUV's. They stay to the deserted parts of town and on [...]

  • Laurie

    I had to read this because the person who recommended it to me was insistent. I think it is not nice to try and force someone else to read a 400+ page novel.Truancy is not terrible, but the writing is amateurish and cliche-ridden, and while some reviewers have said, "Kids who like dystopian fiction will like this," I wouldn't actually recommend it to them; there is virtually no world-building, no explanation for anything beyond this evil Mayor autocratically ruling over the city.(spoiler)And you [...]

  • É O'Conghaile

    Originally read around May 20/June 20 2008, I considered it at the time a useful and inspirational escape from the school system I was in. Now, I realize the author at time of writing was a narcissistic 15 year old like anyone else, with painfully repeating scenes and comments (lighter, eyes, explaining a scene numerous times after it happened, etc). Told rather than showed. The "omniscient" character Umasi (Isamu backward -_-) was privileged to be pacifist, which should be noted. My criticisms [...]

  • Charlie

    The basic story sounded promising, but it turned out to be very repetitive and self-indulgent. For example, author Isamu Fukui made an "omniscient" character named Umasi, and there were multiple depictions throughout the three-hundred plus pages of Noni's "icy blue eyes" and the Mayor playing with his lighter. I am glad to be done with this. I enjoyed making fun of it with Eamon, though.

  • Cheryl

    Having heard Isamu Fukuii speak about his work, I read a far different book than what I had expected. Teens, especially boys, will like this one. A solid addition to high school dystopian lit lists.

  • Lexi

    God. The writing. Is. So. Bad. About halfway through, I decided to pretend that the book was a badly dubbed Bruce Lee movie, to see if that helped. Not really.

  • Alexa

        Truancy written by Isamu Fukui is a fascinating science fiction book. The story is about an unnamed city where kids are completely controlled in an education system run by the Mayor. A group of children known as the Truancy, rebel against the system for the cause of justice for their generation and future generations of the city. The story makes you consider the possibilities of what is happening in the world, and we’re just not realizing it.    The protagonist of Truancy is a boy na [...]

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