February 2, 2005

The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier

Jason is the last to see 7 year old Alicia alive. The police want a suspect and determine, with no evidence, that Jason committed the crime. The police call in Trent, a master of interrogation, who always gets a confession. The interrogation begins, becoming an interrogation that will change both of their lives forever. Powerful and disturbing. Best for mature readers. The last book by the late Robert Cormier, the author who broke new ground in young adult fiction with The Chocolate War.
Reed Reads Score: 4.5