11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Young but deadly,
By A Customer
This review is from: Children Who Kill: Profiles of Pre-teen and Teenage Killers (A & B Crime) (Hardcover)
This book opens with the author telling of her childhood friendship with a boy who stabbed a girl, and that got me hooked. You wouldn't believe how young some of these killers are. There are ten year old sexual assaulters and eleven year old stranglers and twelve year old torturers. By their early teens some of them have moved on to rape. The older teens often killed more people, eg battering their parents to death then wiping out kids at their school. Although disturbing, I found this a very readable book which made me think differently about why children kill.