Jasper Jones has come to my window. I don't know why, but he has. Maybe he's in trouble. Maybe he doesn't have anywhere else to go. Late on a hot summer night at the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by a knock on his window. His visitor is... show more
Jasper Jones has come to my window. I don't know why, but he has. Maybe he's in trouble. Maybe he doesn't have anywhere else to go. Late on a hot summer night at the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by a knock on his window. His visitor is Jasper Jones. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him to his secret glade in the bush, and it is here that Charlie bears witness to a horrible discovery. In this simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns to discern the truth from the myth. By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, tender and wise, Jasper Jones is a novel to treasure.
Publish date: February 23rd 2010
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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, 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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