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You need to watch #jasperjones

“Courage is the resistance to fear, not the absence of fear”
– Mark Twain


I remember reading Jasper Jones when I was in high school. It took me a good 6 months to get through the book. I remember continuously extended my library due date on it.

I have no idea why it took me so long but revisiting it these past couple of days it hit me that it just took me a good moment to absorb the themes that this book so cleverly discusses. See the brilliance of Craig Silvey’s writing is that it is the truth encapsulated in a fictional scenario with fictional characters that each one of us can relate to in our lives.

The film was equally as brilliant. I took my sister, and we both could not stop talking about how excellent the screenplay and cinematography was. It was funny, real and a classic in the making.

This is truly the Australia’s version of To Kill A Mockingbird and one for everyone to watch.


Adapted from Craig Silvey’s best-selling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia.

In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.

In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip, and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means to be truly courageous.


★★★★ “Masterful… beautiful” ~ THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Jasper Jones is out March 2, 2017


14 comments on “JASPER JONES

  1. Christina @madeformadison

    It sounds like a fantastic film!

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  2. I believe I read the book at school too and hated it. The movie looks so good though, I really want to reread the book and then watch the movie!!

    Laura ||

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    • ahahah you hated it??? why ??? it was a bit long for me too when I was in high school but I think watching the movie now.. I understand it better and just grasped the entire thing a bit better


  3. I’ve never heard of this before haha how weird! But this sounds like it’ll be a good watch!

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  4. I saw the ad for this film at the cinema the other day and I love this- something that portrays what life would’ve been like at a certain point in history, and in Australian history too– it looks and sounds very interesting and insightful! Xo

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  5. jennaruthflood

    looks like an interesting movie. I knew the name rung a bell, but I can’t remember if I have read the book, but I will be seeing the movie!

    Ironic Minimalist |

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  6. I only recently read the book for the first time but I flew through it – I loved it! I saw the trailer for this the other day and I’m so keen to check it out!

    Amy //


  7. I don’t think I want to watch this hahahahah

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  8. I quite enjoyed the film, and was happy to support it at the box office given it’s Australian and with a female director. I do think that there are so many themes and ideas going on here that the narrative does feel a bit overwhelmed. See my full review here


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