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Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones

Author(s): Craig Silvey

Location(s): Western Australia

Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult

Era(s): 1960s



Summer, 1965. In the fictional town of Corrigan, WA.

Late one night, thirteen-year-old Charlie Bucktin is startled by a knock on his window.

His visitor is Jasper Jones. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is intriguing. And he needs Charlie’s help. In the dead of night, the boys steal through town, and Charlie learns of Jasper’s horrible discovery.

Burdened by a terrible secret and the weight of a town’s suspicion, Charlie feels his world closing in.

After this summer nothing will ever be the same again.

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“Jasper Jones is a well-paced, eminently readable bildungsroman… The exultation contained in the description of a cricket game featuring Charlie’s irrepressible best friend is enough alone to earn this book sentimental-classic status.” (The Monthly)

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