Everything you need to understand or teach Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey.
"Jasper Jones," written by author Craig Silvey is the story of thirteen year old Charles "Charlie" Bucktin and his struggle to process and live with the fact that he helped Jasper Jones, the town trouble maker, cover up the death of Laura Wishart.
The story takes place in Corrigan, Australia during the Vietnam War. It begins when Jasper Jones comes to Charlie's window at night. Even though Jasper has the reputation of being the town's trouble maker, Charlie feels somewhat honored that Jasper is at his window asking him for help. Charlie decides to leave with Jasper but when they arrive to their destination, Jasper's secret glade in the woods, Charlie sees the body of Laura Wishart, Jasper's secret girlfriend, hanging from "Jasper's tree."
Charlie is even more taken back by the fact that Laura is the older sister of his crush, Eliza Wishart. Jasper wants Charlie's help...