A NovelBook - 2009
From Library Staff
A new classic in Australian fiction claiming many literary prizes and inspiring a 2015 film adaptation starring Toni Collette and 2016 stage play. The book has a similar theme to To Kill a Mockingbird, that of small town prejudice, however the location is Western Australia. The story is wonderfu... Read More »
LoganLib_JennyI May 05, 2017
A superb coming-of-age Australian novel, told through the eyes of teenager, Charlie, who lives in a small Western Australian town in the 1950s.
The death of a child in town provides the major whodunit plot and pacing for Silvey to weave his beautiful writing through.
Charlie forms an unlikely f... Read More »
LoganLib_Adults Sep 15, 2016
Jasper Jones has been likened to To Kill a Mockingbird and while it's written beautifully, I'm not sure that it will become a classic on the same level as Harper Lee's novel...but still really really good and a must read for young adults. I especially loved the relationship between our main chara... Read More »
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