Jasper Jones Topics for Discussion

Craig Silvey
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Given that Jasper Jones is not one of the main characters in the book, why do you think the book is named after him?

Why did people think that Jasper was responsible for Laura's disappearance? What was the actual cause of her disappearance?

Explain Laura's reason for committing suicide. Do you find the explanation of her motivation plausible? Why or why not?

Jasper Jones is told from Charlie's perspective. Why do you think the author chose to tell the story from his point of view rather than, say, switching perspectives between the different teenagers? How does the story unfolding from Charlie's perspective add to the book?

Both Charlie and Eliza have kept a secret from one another, what turns out to be the same secret. What secret is this? Why don't they tell each other sooner?

Explain the role and importance of the Vietnam War in the...

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