The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci

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Chris Creed grew up as the class freak—the bullies’ punching bag. After he vanished, the weirdness that had once surrounded him began spreading. And it tore the town apart. Sixteen-year-old Torey Adams’s search for answers opens his eyes to the lies, the pain, and the need to blame someone when tragedy strikes, and his once-safe world comes crashing down around him.      Includes an interview with the author and a reader’s guide.

This e-book includes a sample chapter of FOLLOWING CHRISTOPHER CREED.

 

About Carol Plum-Ucci

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CAROL PLUM-UCCI is the author of What Happened to Lani Garver as well as The Body of Christopher Creed, which was named a Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. She lives in New Jersey.
 
Published November 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 340 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Alex's insights into the fears and secrets of people around him, and the way ugly truths can be hidden by easy lies, are hard-won enough to be convincing, and the plot peaks with a gloriously icky scene in which Alex breaks his leg while breaking into an old, naturally sealed Lenape tomb, and wat...

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First-novelist Plum-Ucci wraps a well-crafted mystery around a topical issue: the effect teenage intolerance can have on misfits. When class freak Chris Creed suddenly disappears, his fellow students

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Convinced Chris's mother is to blame for Chris's disappearance, they plan to break into his house to steal his hidden diary in hopes of finding evidence.

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Sixteen-year-old Torey Adams tries to solve the mystery of what happened to Chris, and, in the process, learns how truly brutal life can be.

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(Nov 21, 2005) The Body of Christopher Creed was both lovely and terrible.

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Four days ago i wasn't crazy about reading, but now that i have read this book i feel like reading all kinds of things.

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This was an excellent book and I will enjoy reading her other books.

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(Jan 20, 2004) The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci is an intriguing mystery about the disappearance of the class whipping boy, Chris Creed.

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