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Sixteen-year-old Torey Adams and his friends remember beating up Chris Creed when his gentle but obnoxious ways exasperated them. Now that he is gone, they joke uneasily about him to ease their guilt. The town is full of ugly rumors, as Torey's lawyer mother tells them "See, guys, this is what happens when a kid suffers a personal tragedy. Nobody wants to take responsibility. Nobody wants to admit they had a part in it. So, they spend a lot of time pointing the finger, and things just get worse and worse." Suspicion of murder conveniently falls on big, tough Bo Richardson, an outcast "boon" from the boondocks edge of town. Torey's smug assumptions about people are rattled when he discovers that his childhood friend Ali is secretly romantically involved with Bo, who displays surprising tenderness and maturity in caring for her.
The three try to solve the mystery of Chris's disappearance by attempting to steal his diary, but only succeed in implicating themselves, as the town is consumed with rumors and the revelation of adult secrets. Torey begins to find himself distanced from his other friends by his growing understanding of the importance of compassion toward those who are different. The Body of Christopher Creed challenges teens to think about the damage done when lines of exclusion are drawn between people. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful story. I read this when I was 10 and reread it last year at the age of 24. Still as enjoyable as the first time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Elizabeth
Don't normally read, got so into this book I read the whole thing cover to cover in two days. Great book.Published 7 months ago by jeremy
This is the book I picked for my English novel analysis, and I could not be happier with my choice. I finished it way before the required date because I needed to keep reading it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by julie blakeman
The book so far is great, I love all the concoctions I have to this book, as being a high school student. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Denise Lewis
Well, I got this book b/c my son was reading it for 9th grade English. He said it was twisted and I wanted to see... It was a little twisted. But it was awesome too. Read morePublished 12 months ago by B. Prestin
This book has mystery and is very vivid I think that if u love weird and mysterious book u would love thisPublished 14 months ago by beverly hughey