This story, The Rag and Bone Shop ,by Robert Cormier, is about a 12 year old boy named Jason, who is accused of murdering a little 7 year old girl because he was the last one to see her. He is interrogated by the police and then, the book takes a little turn. Jason constantly claims that he never murdered anyone and the police constantly cling back on him. Finally, Jason is proven innocent when the police find the actual murderer who had admitted he had done such a crime. However, towards the end of the book, Jason becomes a little psychotic, in which he says that he too wants to become a murderer after all that happened.
This book, takes an interesting toll at the end and it is very fascinating because this murder takes place in a very quiet neighborhood. The author gives off a very secretive and creative tone with the way Jason thinks about the situation. Overall, it is a superb book that I recommend everyone reads. The story line is absolutely wonderful!
Reviewed by Jilly C., grade 9