The Body of Christopher Creed

index.aspxAuthor: Carol Plum-Ucci

Genre: Young Adult

Age Range: 12+ (Grade 7+)

Author Carol Plum-Ucci is a master at capturing life’s truths and recording them down on paper in a raw, gritty way that will stun readers. Christopher Creed was the weird kid in the town of Steepleton who often found himself victim to bullies’ wrath. However, one day, the class weirdo disappears without a trace, only leaving an enigmatic email to the school principal. 16-year-old Torey Adams is one among many of the names listed in Creed’s email, a list of those who seem to have “everything.” As the town gossips and speculates whether it was a murder, suicide, or runaway case, Torey searches for the truth and goes deeper into Steepleton’s abysmal chasm of hurt and pain.

Torey and his friends are constantly pushed aside by adults, and issues that need to be dealt with are simply shoved under the bed. Through Torey’s perceptive eyes, readers can see the reasons why people behave the way they do. Everyone in Steepleton has a certain perspective of their neighbors and refuses to see beyond reputation. When tragedy strikes Steepleton, the townspeople jab their fingers at each other, looking for a scapegoat to blame through lies and deception. Readers will be captivated by this must-read mystery and Torey’s clear, insightful narration that demonstrates society’s need of compassion.

Genre : Mystery

 

Publish @http://www.colapublib.org/teens/reviews/   (County of Los Angeles Public Library)

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About Cassandra Hsiao

Cassandra Hsiao is a senior at OCSA (Orange County School of the Arts). Her work has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and National Student Poets Program. She has been chosen as finalists of playwriting competitions held by California Young Playwrights, The Blank Theatre, Writopia Labs, and Princeton University. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in TeenReads, Jet Fuel Review, Feminine Inquiry, Aerie International and more. She also conducts print and on-camera interviews as a Star Reporter and Film Critic for multiple online outlets. She won a National Gracie Award in Student Online Video Host Category by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation . https://twitter.com/Cassandra_Hsiao

Posted on March 13, 2014, in Books Review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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