The Resource Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones

Label
Jasper Jones
Title
Jasper Jones
Statement of responsibility
Craig Silvey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, 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. 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 as he locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend, Jeffrey Lu.And in vainly attempting to restore the parts that have been shaken loose, Charlie learns to discern the truth from the myth, and why white lies creep like a curse. 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.'If we see a more entertaining, heartfelt piece of Australian literature in the next 12 months, it will be a rare year indeed - an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird.' - The Monthly'It's genius.' - West Australian'... impossible to put down ... There's tension, injustice, young love, hypocrisy ... and, above all, the certainty that Silvey has planted himself in the landscape as one of our finest storytellers.' - Australian Women's Weekly'Jasper Jones confronts inhumanity and racism, as the stories of Mark Twain and Harper Lee did. Silvey's voice is distinctive: astute, witty, angry, understanding and self-assured.' - Weekend Australian'Jasper Jones is a riveting tale, studded with laugh-out-loud and life-affirming moments yet underpinned by a clear-eyed examination of human weaknesses and misdemeanours.' - Adelaide Advertiser
Summary
In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2010.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2010.
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers' Choice Award, 2010.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2009.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
339491
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silvey, Craig
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
590
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Jasper Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1594ab88-2975-47e8-b231-c22b59f8cc1b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742690377
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Jasper Jones
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1594ab88-2975-47e8-b231-c22b59f8cc1b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742690377
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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