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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mini Review: The Body Of Christpoher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci


Title: The Body of Christopher Creed
Author: Carol Plum-Ucci
Publication Date: 2000

Things don't have to be SANE when they're NORMAL
Christopher Creed was a freak, a werido - the kind of kid who makes other people feel uncomfortable,. But even more disconcerting was his disappearance. Was it murder? Suicide? Abduction? Or did Chris Creed just run away? He's simply gone without a trace, and nobody in his small hometown of Steepleton knows what to think.
The only apparent clue - a cryptic e-mail message written twenty-four hours before Chris turned up missing - draws sixteen-year-old Torey Adams into the mystery and sets him on a path filled with terror and pain. Soon vicious accusations are flying around Steepleton, pitting freinds against one another. And the truth just keeps getting more twisted. Will Torey ever find out what really happened to Chris Creed?
(back cover)

A Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An IRA-CBC Children's Choice

This book was creepy - in a good way. Pure mystery with an ambiguous ending which was kinda awesome in my book :)
Torey's world is turned completely around when Chris Ceed disappears. They weren't friends, they weren't enemies but Torey can't stop thinking about Chris and what happened to him. And what did happen to him? Does anyone know?
The events that unfold in Steepleton could happen in any small town. The characters in this book were very well developed and it was easy to feel connected to them.

**In my Mimi Reviews I explore older, sometimes obscure books I have found in my travels and wish to share with my reader**

5 comments:

  1. Ooh, this looks good! I love creepy books.

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  2. Carol Plum-Ucci rocks, you should def get your hands on more of her books!

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  3. I've had this book on my wishlist for quite some time and I'm glad to see a review of it from one of my blog buddies. So glad you liked this! :D

    ~Briana

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  4. Ooh, I love the mini-reviews for that reason alone. I indeed have not heard of this book before, and I love hunting out the "unknows" as well.

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