Article Title

The Color of the Sun


Taylor Bitton


Outstanding, Intermediate, Murder, Mystery, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


Davie steps out of his house one morning, expecting the day to pass like any other. But when the town discovers the body of local boy Jimmy Killen, everything gets turned upside down. The Killen family has fought with the Craig family for as long as anyone can remember, so naturally everybody suspects Zorro Craig to be the murderer. Davie spends the day wandering the town and hills hoping to find Zorro. While doing so he encounters several townspeople and learns important lessons from each of them. At the end of the day, Davie ponders the changes he has undergone and realizes he is not the same person who set out that morning.