By Craig Silvey
A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Charlie Bucktin, a bookish 13 yr previous, is startled one summer season evening through an pressing knock on his bed room window. His customer is Jasper Jones, an outcast of their small mining city, and he has come to invite for Charlie's support. extraordinarily afraid yet wanting to provoke, Charlie follows him into the night.
Jasper takes him to his mystery glade, the place Charlie witnesses Jasper's terrible discovery. along with his mystery like a brick in his stomach, Charlie is driven and pulled by means of a city remaining in on itself in worry and suspicion. He locks horns together with his tempestuous mom, falls nervously in love, and battles to maintain a lid on his zealous ally. within the simmering summer season the place every thing adjustments, Charlie learns why the reality of items is so challenging to grasp, or even tougher to carry in his heart.
From the Hardcover edition.