Book Reviews of The Body of Christopher Creed

The Body of Christopher Creed
The Body of Christopher Creed
Author: Carol Plum-Ucci
ISBN-13: 9780152023881
ISBN-10: 0152023887
Publication Date: 5/10/2000
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Everyone knows someone like Christopher Creed. He is, after all, the kid you love to hate. He'll treat you like his best friend, hanging onto your every word, following you everywhere you go, even as you tell him to go away. He'll get up, smiling, after you've punched him in the mouth after saying something totally inappropriate. He's the kid we see at every high school--the one with no friends, who thinks he knows everything, loathed by all and yet oblivious to our hatred.

Except Christopher Creed wasn't totally oblivious, as shown by the email he sends to the school principal the day he ends up missing. No one seems to be sure whether Creed was contemplating running away or comitting suicide--all they know is that he's gone, disappeared as if he'd never lived in the town of Steepleton at all.

For Victor "Torey" Adams, the day Chris Creed drops off the face of the Earth is a defining, and life-altering, day for him. Suddenly confused by the way he's treated Creed in the past, ashamed by the pure glee that his fellow students seem to get out of speculating what happened to the missing teen, Torey is disillusioned with his life--and so sets out to discover what truly happened to Christopher Creed the day he went missing.

Along with two unlikely allies, a once popular girl now considered to be a slut and a "boon" boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Torey has become obsessed with unearthing clues to Creed's mysterious disappearance. As he learns more about the strange happenings in the Creed home, as he becomes convinced that his mother is hiding something, as he wanders the woods looking for a body, Torey learns something about the way the world works--and it isn't pretty.

THE BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED is an engaging mystery, but it's also a look into the life and times of every high school in the world. The cliques, the drama, the need to belong. The bullying, the hatred, the intense pressure to fit in. Ms. Plum-Ucci has penned a book that goes straight to the heart of the matter--when things are unbearable in your life, when fiction is preferable to fact, how far are you willing to go to change your destiny?

A real winner, this is definitely a recommended read!
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A MUST READ!!!
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I'd recommend this to any 'young adult'
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Everyone knows someone like Christopher Creed. He is, after all, the kid you love to hate. He'll treat you like his best friend, hanging onto your every word, following you everywhere you go, even as you tell him to go away. He'll get up, smiling, after you've punched him in the mouth after saying something totally inappropriate. He's the kid we see at every high school--the one with no friends, who thinks he knows everything, loathed by all and yet oblivious to our hatred.

Except Christopher Creed wasn't totally oblivious, as shown by the email he sends to the school principal the day he ends up missing. No one seems to be sure whether Creed was contemplating running away or comitting suicide--all they know is that he's gone, disappeared as if he'd never lived in the town of Steepleton at all.

For Victor "Torey" Adams, the day Chris Creed drops off the face of the Earth is a defining, and life-altering, day for him. Suddenly confused by the way he's treated Creed in the past, ashamed by the pure glee that his fellow students seem to get out of speculating what happened to the missing teen, Torey is disillusioned with his life--and so sets out to discover what truly happened to Christopher Creed the day he went missing.

Along with two unlikely allies, a once popular girl now considered to be a slut and a "boon" boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Torey has become obsessed with unearthing clues to Creed's mysterious disappearance. As he learns more about the strange happenings in the Creed home, as he becomes convinced that his mother is hiding something, as he wanders the woods looking for a body, Torey learns something about the way the world works--and it isn't pretty.

THE BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED is an engaging mystery, but it's also a look into the life and times of every high school in the world. The cliques, the drama, the need to belong. The bullying, the hatred, the intense pressure to fit in. Ms. Plum-Ucci has penned a book that goes straight to the heart of the matter--when things are unbearable in your life, when fiction is preferable to fact, how far are you willing to go to change your destiny?

A real winner, this is definitely a recommended read!
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I liked this book even though it wasn't what I was expecting. I had the idea that it would be a young adult mystery/thriller. Even though there is mystery in there, there was not much thriller. Even so, it was a good unexpected book that sent out a message.
The story is about a boy named Christopher Creed who is a bit different from the other kids in his town. Because of that he hasn't made any friends and he gets beat up a lot. Then one day he ends up missing. The town goes into turmoil as rumors arise. Was he murdered? Did he runaway? Did he commit suicide? Fingers start pointing and accusations start flying. One boy named Torey starts to really care what happened to him and starts looking into to it. Not only does he see more clearly into what Christopher actually went through in his life but he starts seeing what others around him have went through as well.
I think this is a great book for young teens to read. It makes you look at that weird kid in school a little differently. Maybe instead of picking on him/her, maybe try to be someone for them to talk to or at least understand that they might be going through a lot. Great lessons to be learned in the book and written very well.
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my son had to read for 9th grade. very interesting. a boy who no one likes disappears and how one child tries to find out what happened to him.
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Excellent psychological drama.
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This book was a pleasant find. I wasnt sure at first, being a YA novel, how the plot would play out, but have to say a GREAT read. It doesnt take long (a day) to get through. This would be a wonderful pool side book or travel reading. I loved the theme and overall storyline. I would highly recommend this book
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The Body of Christopher Creed is very suspenseful. It is told from the point of view of Torey Victor Adams, a high school junior, who interacted with Chris Creed. Torey wonders what really happened to Christopher Creed and searches to find out. The book is a fast read.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Everyone knows someone like Christopher Creed. He is, after all, the kid you love to hate. He'll treat you like his best friend, hanging onto your every word, following you everywhere you go, even as you tell him to go away. He'll get up, smiling, after you've punched him in the mouth after saying something totally inappropriate. He's the kid we see at every high school--the one with no friends, who thinks he knows everything, loathed by all and yet oblivious to our hatred.

Except Christopher Creed wasn't totally oblivious, as shown by the email he sends to the school principal the day he ends up missing. No one seems to be sure whether Creed was contemplating running away or comitting suicide--all they know is that he's gone, disappeared as if he'd never lived in the town of Steepleton at all.

For Victor "Torey" Adams, the day Chris Creed drops off the face of the Earth is a defining, and life-altering, day for him. Suddenly confused by the way he's treated Creed in the past, ashamed by the pure glee that his fellow students seem to get out of speculating what happened to the missing teen, Torey is disillusioned with his life--and so sets out to discover what truly happened to Christopher Creed the day he went missing.

Along with two unlikely allies, a once popular girl now considered to be a slut and a "boon" boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Torey has become obsessed with unearthing clues to Creed's mysterious disappearance. As he learns more about the strange happenings in the Creed home, as he becomes convinced that his mother is hiding something, as he wanders the woods looking for a body, Torey learns something about the way the world works--and it isn't pretty.

THE BODY OF CHRISTOPHER CREED is an engaging mystery, but it's also a look into the life and times of every high school in the world. The cliques, the drama, the need to belong. The bullying, the hatred, the intense pressure to fit in. Ms. Plum-Ucci has penned a book that goes straight to the heart of the matter--when things are unbearable in your life, when fiction is preferable to fact, how far are you willing to go to change your destiny?

A real winner, this is definitely a recommended read!