The Rag and Bone Shop

by Robert Cormier

Since 12-year-old Jason was the last person to see his seven-year-old neighbor alive,... read more

Since 12-year-old Jason was the last person to see his seven-year-old neighbor alive, he quickly becomes the suspect in the murder that has rocked the small Vermont town where he lives. But Jason seems to be completely innocent, not only of the girl’s murder but also of the underhanded tactics used by Trent, an expert interrogator who’s been brought into the case to get a confession out of the boy. Readers will be kept on the edge of their seats by the riveting story, told in the opposing points of view of both Trent and Jason, and will likely change their minds about Jason’s innocence at least two or three times in the course of their reading. (Ages 12–16)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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