Friday, May 11, 2018

Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf - OPTIONAL

Wolf, Allan Who Killed Christopher Goodman? 269 pgs. Candlewick Press, 2017. $16.99 Language – R (86 swears, 3 “f”), Mature Content – PG; Violence – PG;

Christopher Goodman was different—not good or bad, he just stuck out among the other high school students. Christopher was kind, which makes the discovery of his dead body even more shocking by two boys who had seen Christopher just the night before. Who is responsible for killing a kid so genuinely nice?

The story of Christopher Goodman is very relevant for our day where shootings seem to happen frequently. Six characters show their perspectives of what happened leading up to, at the time of, and after Christopher Goodman’s murder, and the different points of view show the roles of those who committed the murder as well as those who find themselves responsible for the murder. This highlights the principle of “see something, say something” in helping look out for the well-being of our communities.

HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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