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An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

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Publisher Comments:

Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather. Now he's looking for some tenderness — tenderness he finds in caressing and killing beautiful girls.

Fifteen-year-old Lori has run away from home again. Emotionally naive but sexually precocious, she is also looking for tenderness — tenderness she finds in Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other's salvation or destruction?

Review:

"Cormier is in top form in this chilling portrait of a serial murderer....Gripping." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Just released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather, 18-year-old Eric finds tenderness in killing beautiful girls. Emotionally naive but sexually precocious, 15-year-old runaway Lori is also looking for tenderness — tenderness she finds in Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other's salvation or destruction?

About the Author

Robert Cormier has been called "the single most important writer in the whole history of young adult literature." In 1991, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award, honoring his lifetime contribution to writing for teens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385731331
Author:
Cormier, Robert
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Violence
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Suspense/Thriller
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Runaway children
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
fiction;young adult;ya;serial killer;murder;romance;abuse;psychological thriller;thriller;realistic fiction;crime;love
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.03x5.19x.52 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 240 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385731331 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Cormier is in top form in this chilling portrait of a serial murderer....Gripping."
"Synopsis" by , Just released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather, 18-year-old Eric finds tenderness in killing beautiful girls. Emotionally naive but sexually precocious, 15-year-old runaway Lori is also looking for tenderness — tenderness she finds in Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other's salvation or destruction?
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