Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

About the book

Summer, 1965. 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.

Reviewed by Stubbington Book Ends

Wonderful characterisation in the coming of age book, that explored the complexity of relationships and addressed the questions of the day: eg racism, domestic abuse and the subservience of women”

star rating *** 1/2

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