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- By: Craig Silvey
- Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
- Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of 13, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. 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 through town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery....
Coming of age
- By Deborah A. Warren on 11-02-2015
A gripping story that subtly weaves and turns.
An excellent insight into a young life. Perhaps the thoughts belong on somewhat older shoulders, but the story line is credible and unpredictable. This is not just a book for young adults. Oldies will enjoy it too.
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