Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf audiobook

Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime

By Allan Wolf
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Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it. Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he’s a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he’s also the kind of guy who’s always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he is murdered. Here, in a stunning multivoiced narrative—including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer—and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2017

Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy’s inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.

Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he’s a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he’s also the kind of guy who’s always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand. Everybody likes Chris Goodman, which makes it especially shocking when he is murdered.

Here, in a stunning multivoiced narrative—including the perspective of the fifteen-year-old killer—and based on a true and terrible crime that occurred when he was in high school, author Allan Wolf sets out to answer the first question that comes to mind in moments of unthinkable tragedy: how could a thing like this happen?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping mystery as well as a thoughtful character study…Recommended for most YA collections, this fast-paced novel will appeal to reluctant readers as well as fans of mystery and suspense.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Wolf’s dynamic, multifaceted characters come vividly alive through their distinct speaking voices and their struggle to come to terms with not only their guilt but the senselessness of the universe is deeply affecting. Artful, thoughtful, and utterly captivating.” Booklist (starred review)
“Tangled interrelationships among the teens are thoroughly believable, and readers will find plenty of intrigue in their aggregated points of view.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Author

Author Bio: Allan Wolf

Author Bio: Allan Wolf

Allan Wolf is an acclaimed poet and storyteller. Along with his two other historical verse novels, The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic and New Found Land: Lewis and Clark’s Voyage of Discovery, he is the author of The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again, The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts, and the young adult novels Who Killed Christopher Goodman? and Zane’s Trace.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 4.90
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English