The Body of Christopher Creed

The Body of Christopher Creed Chris Creed grew up as the class freak the bullies punching bag After he vanished the weirdness that had once surrounded him began spreading And it tore the town apart Sixteen year old Torey Adams s

  • Title: The Body of Christopher Creed
  • Author: Carol Plum-Ucci
  • ISBN: 9780152063863
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chris Creed grew up as the class freak the bullies punching bag After he vanished, the weirdness that had once surrounded him began spreading And it tore the town apart Sixteen year old Torey Adams s search for answers opens his eyes to the lies, the pain, and the need to blame someone when tragedy strikes, and his once safe world comes crashing down around him IChris Creed grew up as the class freak the bullies punching bag After he vanished, the weirdness that had once surrounded him began spreading And it tore the town apart Sixteen year old Torey Adams s search for answers opens his eyes to the lies, the pain, and the need to blame someone when tragedy strikes, and his once safe world comes crashing down around him Includes an interview with the author and a reader s guide.

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    1. Let's try this your way.This is a book about a boy who goes missing after writing an ambiguous e-mail that could be either a suicide letter or a runaway note.There are many topics of note, including bullying, overbearing parenting, personality disorders, class wars (small-scale), hacking (of computers), ancient Indian burial grounds and their magical potential, and historical precedence.This reads like a book for a younger-than-teen audience, except for some promiscuity and other teen shenanigan [...]

    2. My oh my, this book was stunning. A wonderful example of great Young Adult novels that are out there, they truly catches your attention and pulls you through it along with Torey. The setting in so realistic and imaginable, while something about the town is justoff. I, while reading this, came up with a few ideas on naming. Some people do believe names are not all important to the book, but in this case I think, especially with the large "Christoper Creed" on the cover, the names are important. F [...]

    3. I think that this book was a great fictional book. When Christopher Creed, the class nerd, disappears no one knows what to think. They don't know if it was a suicide, run away, or a kidnapping. As the days go on and there is no sign of Christpher Creed, people begin to blame one another. However, Torey and Ali know something different. They know that Christopher lived a hard life with his annoying mother. When Torey and Ali's friend, Bo, gets blamed they are determined to find evidence that he d [...]

    4. If you are looking for a pageturner, I recommend this book. I read it in a day and it really held my interest. The narrator, Torey Arrington (he's a boy, by the way) is a popular kid in his high school who is disturbed when one of their classmates turns up missing. There is some debate whether Chris Creed committed suicide or ran away. Torey feels driven to figure out what happened to him, partially because he feels guilty about the way he treated Chris. Chris was an obnoxious kid that everyone [...]

    5. Wow! I really, really enjoyed this book! It was so mysterious and interesting. The characters was fascinating and I loved watched Torey's development. I really loved how Bo was a person different from his reputation. That scene in the lunchroom, before the police came, when Torey and Ali were sitting with the boons was really cute and I loved it.I actually hated Torey's old friends. Or at least strongly disliked them. Renee was a conniving witch, Alex was a spineless fool, Leandra was a hypocrit [...]

    6. I read the book The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci. The book is set in a small town called Steepleton where a boy, Christopher Creed, goes missing. No one knows whether or not he is alive. Creed was often picked on and terrorized by his peers in addition to having to deal with his strange mother. When he disappears, rumours circulate of suicide, and even murder. The main character, Torey, feels like he is the only one of friends who is taking the incident seriously. He wants to fi [...]

    7. The Body of Christopher Creed is about a high school student who has recently disappeared and some people believe he committed suicide. The story is told from another student’s point of view named Torey and we learn that Creed used to be bullied by everyone in school. The story is about trying to find Creed’s body, or find out where he is if he didn’t commit suicide. Torey and his friends try to find out if Chris was murdered or if someone drove him to commit suicide. They suspect that Mrs [...]

    8. 3.5/5 starsThe problem with picking up awarding winning/Printz honored books is that you have high expectations. That's why you read them--you expect greatness. In the case of The Body of Christopher Creed what I got was a good but not a great book.It's hard for me to place my finger on what held the novel back. I keep coming back to that it just felt young. I never believed the main character Torey was a junior in high school. For the longest time I thought he was in middle school. From the way [...]

    9. When Chis Creed, the delinquent class outcast, disapears with only a suicide note to hint at where he was, Torey and his newfound friends Bo and Ali decide to "play detective" and try to figure out where he could have gone. As they comb the town for clues, they discover that everyone in Steepleton has, as Torey quotes, "a skeleton in their closet". Torey and his friends soon unearth the fact that Mrs. Creed, Chris Creed's mother, definitely had something to do with his disapearance--but what? As [...]

    10. This "missing body" mystery may compel the YA crowd, but I found it a little too melodramatic for my tastes. Lots of dialogue -- much of it screaming. If I weren't holding the book, I would have covered my ears. Age 13 or 14 up. Plum-Ucci is not anti- profanity, if you catch my drift. Plenty of F-bombs and references to sex. Still, of three readers in my 8th grade classroom, two said it was pretty good, and another found it thrilling.

    11. This is a great YA book that looks at lies and the lying liars who tell them. Why do we lie to ourselves? Why do whole groups of people agree to believe in a lie? Are they trying to protect their community? Are they trying to hurt another group (and by doing so, empower their own)? These big questions are wrapped up in a tautly told novel about a boy who leaves a suicide note for his principal. The boy, Christopher Creed, is gone, but there is no evidence of foul play. There is no evidence of at [...]

    12. Sometimes it's not the book you remember, it's where and when and how you read it. When I was in sixth or seventh grade, my little brother was playing fourth-grade pee-wee baseball. His practices were interminable, but they were held at a community field adjacent to a much nicer, much hipper library than my hometown's run-down and outdated one. I would spend the first half of practice strolling with my Walkman and cassettes (this was before MP3 players went mainstream, and most of my albums were [...]

    13. It definitely gave me a "Stand By Me" sort of vibe(or Riverdale) -somebody goes missing in a small town, a COA story with darkness- but instead of a tweens coming-of-age story , it's more of a coming into your own identity and the questioning that takes place in the years of being a confused and angsty teen. I would highly recommend this read. Now I've only watched SBM, but would say this has more darkness and mystery. I loved every aspect of this book, all of the unique and kooky (yet relatable [...]

    14. What if the odd kid from your hometown went missing? What would you do? The outsider from the town of Steepleton has gone missing. A group of unlikely friends team up to find out what happened to Christopher Creed. Along their journey, they discover aspects of their personality that they never knew before. Throughout this novel, many themes were discovered. For instance, one must get lost in order to find themselves. Have you ever noticed how people could be very judgemental and mean towards oth [...]

    15. So many twists and turns in this one. You think you have it figured out by the middle of the book and then you're thrown a curve ball. I loved this book. There could have been less of the teenager "like" thrown in all over the place, but that's a small detail."Why do people have so much trouble seeing their own faults but such an easy time seeing everyone else's?""She gave me some spiel about how writing letters to Grandma had become her tradition, and that traditions gave you a feeling of sanit [...]

    16. Plot Summary: Christopher Creed is that one strange kid in your classes that was always just a little socially awkward. When he suddenly goes missing, the whole town is concerned that he may have been kidnapped, murdered, or that he may have committed suicide. Torey, who is the main character of this story, started to remember all the times that he was mean to Chris, that he had punched him in the face in the 6th grade, just for being obnoxious. Many other people remember treating him this way t [...]

    17. This book is about a guy named Torey Adams, and what he goes through when a weird, reserved kid, Chris Creed, goes missing from the town of Steepleton. Chris Creed had always been picked on, he was just awkward, and distant. He didn't have any friends and his parents were really strict. One day he just disappears. No one in the town knows what happened, could of been suicide or a murder. The only clue anybody has is a note that was left on one of the computers in the library. Only a few have see [...]

    18. Ms. Plum-Ucci produces a knock-out read in her first novel. The Body of Christopher Creed is a quick read that keeps the story going at a steady clip from page to page. I have read several newer books about teenage bullying (emotional, physical or cyber) and this book follows a similar form. The story is told from the point of view of a popular kid who has a seemingly perfect life in a seemingly perfect town, but the disappearance of the class freak throws his world and the balance of the town o [...]

    19. Torey Adams is member of a well-off, slightly rural small town where everyone seems to get along except for Torey's classmate Christopher Creed, the local weirdo and annoyance. But when Creed goes missing and leaves a cryptic note that could point to running away, suicide or murder, old secrets and the ugly side of the community come out in the open. And when Torey tries to dig up the truth, he is one of the main targets for their hatred and fear.This is a mystery and a thriller, but also a look [...]

    20. So, I'll save my observations and rant about YA lit for the end. First, my succinct thoughts about TBoCC.I'd give it 2 1/2 stars if I could. There were parts I liked and parts that were okay at best. I found the premise really interesting, but the story itself didn't hold me consistently. I appreciated the theme that there is always more to someone's story at least for the central characters. While I found the central characters likable, Torey, the main character, becomes almost too likable and [...]

    21. Plot Summary:The Body of Christopher Creed is a mystery told by a boy named Torey. He is a high school senior that transferred to a boarding school to get away from the lies. His junior year was pretty rough and the people in his small town weren’t the easiest to live with. Well, actually, before Christopher Creed disappeared, Torey had a pretty normal existence but when Chris disappeared everyone began to talk. Was it suicide? Was it murder? Did Chris just run away? Why would the socially awk [...]

    22. What would you do if one of your classmates went missing? The Body of Christopher Creed is a book about a boy named Christopher Creed who goes missing. But no one knows what happened to him- was it suicide, murder, or did he runaway? Christopher was a high school student and not a popular one. He had always been the weird kid, but when he goes missing everyone has a theory about what happened to him, including Torey Adams. Torey is a classmate of Christopher, and he's also one of the popular kid [...]

    23. Every class has a kid that everyone picks on, and in Steepleton, it's Chris Creed. He's the type that has an annoying grin plastered on his face no matter how you insult him, the one who never seems to get it when you scream at him to leave you alone. One night he doesn't come home.A cryptic email that reads almost-but-not-quite like a suicide note surfaces, and in it, Chris admits that he DOES know how much he was disliked, that he wishes he were born as someone else, someone with a more perfec [...]

    24. The Body Of Christopher Creed, by Carol Plum-Ucci, is a mystery. It is about the mysterious absence of a young boy, named Christopher Creed. This book takes place in the present and in the past. It is told in flashback, so it takes place in Steepleton, a local town, and it also takes place in New England, as Torey, the main character, is finishing up his senior year of high school.Many people think that Chirstopher was killed, and many people still think that he is still alive out there in the w [...]

    25. The Body of Christopher Creed is a good book. It didn't suck, but also, it wasn't like, one of the best I've ever read. The writing was generically decent, with A LOT of 90s/00s turn-of-the-century lingo going on, which I dug. The idea for this book wasn't like, spectacular or unheard of or anything like that; a boy goes missing, a town tries to solve the mystery, fingers get pointed, lots of social class perspective comes into play, blah blah At least this book was executed well. I liked how th [...]

    26. Plot Summary:The Body of Christopher Creed is a mystery told by a boy named Torey. He is a high school senior that transferred to a boarding school to get away from the lies. His junior year was pretty rough and the people in his small town weren’t the easiest to live with. Well, actually, before Christopher Creed disappeared, Torey had a pretty normal existence but when Chris disappeared everyone began to talk. Was it suicide? Was it murder? Did Chris just run away? Why would the socially awk [...]

    27. Christopher Creed, the class dork who gets beat up by everyone, disappears, leaving only an email. Everyone speculates on what could have happened to him - is he dead, did he run away? Torey Adams and his friends, a popular group, all join in the speculation. Torey gets pulled deeper in to the mystery through his relationship with Ali, a girl he grew up with who has started to develop a reputation and is having troubles at home.*SPOILERS*The story is told in flashback. We know at the beginning t [...]

    28. People go to crazy measures to keep themselves out of trouble. This is what happens in the book The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci. The majority of the characters in this book falsely accuse the people around them of a horrible tragedy just to keep themselves off the suspect list. This book is a mystery about the disappearance of a high school outsider named Christopher Creed. All the people in Christopher’s town of Steepleton create made up stories about how other people caused [...]

    29. This book was alright. The characters were interesting, especially Ali and Bo. I think that everyone has a Creed at their school. THere's always that one kid that everyone thinks is weird, that nobody really likes. People ignore them, make fun of them, do cruel things to them. If you think about it, it's surprising that not all of the Creeds in the world have run away like Creed did. THeir lives can't be all that great, and eventually you must get tired of everyone picking on you. THen there are [...]

    30. Christopher Creed was a young boy who wasn’t all there. He would annoy people to such an extreme that they would beat him up and take advantage of him. One day Christopher turns up missing and everyone starts to feel like they could have helped him, they feel guilt and sorrow. Nobody knows whether or not he ran away, was killed, or committed suicide. The police searched all over the woods and the town for Christopher’s body but when nothing was found suspicion started to rise. People started [...]

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