A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor BookCharlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to... show more
A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor BookCharlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night.Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. He locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.
Publish date: April 5th 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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, Realistic Fiction
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, 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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