02 September 2010

Get Reading: Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Late one hot summer night in 1965, 13-year-old Charlie Bucktin is startled by a knock on the window. His visitor, Jasper Jones, an outcast in the mining town of Corrigan, has a terrible secret to share. During that simmering summer Charlie learns why truth is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in one's heart. Shortlisted for the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Jasper Jones is a clear-eyed examination of racism and inhumanity. It's also highly entertaining, heartfelt and impossible to put down.

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