Jasper Jones

Author(s): Craig Silvey
Genre: Ya Fiction
Original Publish Date: Mar 27, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.17 hours)
Product Number: Z100024185
Released: Mar 27, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780449013977
Narrator/s: Matt Cowlrick
Publisher: Listening Library
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A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. He locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.

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Author(s): Craig Silvey
Genre: Ya Fiction
Product Number EB00160527
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375896781

Professional reviews

"Jasper Jones and Charlie Bucktin couldn't be more opposite. Jasper, who is half Aboriginal, lives by his wits and cares not at all what the uptight residents of Corrigan think of him. Charlie, the son of a local teacher, is a good kid who sees his dad as similar to his hero, Atticus Finch. Narrator Matt Cowlrick portrays each boy splendidly. He also captures the diverse Aussie accents and personalities, along with the typical kids the boys encounter as they search for a murderer. Best is Cowlrick's spirited description of Charlie getting drunk (and sick) for the first time. The great contrast of the boys adds to the intrigue and wonder as they learn that things aren't always as they seem. S.G.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"