Tenderness

Tenderness

Book - 1997
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Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather.  Now he's looking for 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?  Told from their alternating points of view, this harrowing thriller speeds to its fateful conclusion with an irresistible force, and a final twist that will not be easily forgotten.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 1997.
ISBN: 9780385322867
0385322860

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Haven0406
Dec 20, 2012

To most people, this book would seem really disturbing, but honestly that's why I loved it... It was different.

EuSei Sep 24, 2012

This is a very disturbing book. I highly recommend parents to read it before they consider allowing their kids to read this. "Eric's search for tenderness is found in caressing and killing beautiful girls.” (How long until the Thinkpol gets this comment censored?)

Donnalee Smith May 23, 2012

This was overall an odd, creepy, disturbing book. Not the kind of book I usually read, and not fun, but the sense of forboding keeps building throughout the book and the ending was unexpected. A quiet book, but kind of haunting in the end. Depending on your taste, you may really like it.

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GARCIA913
Mar 28, 2012

A very different story by Robert Cormier. It was a mixture of creepy, disturbing, interesting, scary and surprise. Kept me on the edge of my seat.

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smesgara
Jun 21, 2011

it was creepy. The ending was unexpected. Overall I didn't like it very much.

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EuSei Sep 24, 2012

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VeganGreen Oct 30, 2009

VeganGreen thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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