Publish date: March 31st 2009
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Coming Of Age
A few months ago, I accidentally joined a book club (long story). The first book chosen was Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. Immediately, at least a couple of objections sprung to my mind: 1. Australian fiction and I don't have a harmonious track record. 2. Generally, literary fiction is not my ja...
When the cover of a book states it is "the Australian To Kill A Mockingbird" (The Monthly), you have to admit this is a pretty big call to make. It's enough to make you prick your ears up and make you doubt the book, all in the same breath. And while I usually dislike such comparisons, I have to agr...
Jasper Jones is set in 1965 in Australia. 13 year old Charlie is surprised one night by a knock at his window. Jasper Jones, a mixed-race outcast in their town, has discovered the dead body of a girl and wants Charlie's help in finding out what happened. Faced with this horrible discovery, Charlie b...
bookshelves: impac-longlist, paper-read, summer-2011, young-adult, washyourmouthout-language, racism, mystery-thriller, one-penny-wonder, period-piece, sport Read from June 08 to 09, 2011 Jasper Jones has come to my window. I noticed a comment where it is stated that JJ, the novel, begins badly, s...
I've read this for my school English class novel study and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. You know me, Aussie writers are my favourite, but the genre and the whole 'small town, murder' plot doesn't usually sit great with me. But. Craig Silvey is a genius (plus, he's only 28 years...
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