Tenderness (Paperback)

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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 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?
-Cormier is in top form in this chilling portrait of a serial murderer. . . . Gripping.---School Library Journal, Starred
An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults

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.

Praise For…

*"Cormier is in top form in this cilling portrait...a sense of 'tenderness' pervades this gripping tale."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"Cormier's latest is a mesmerizing plunge into the mind of a psychopathic teen killer that is both deeply disturbing and utterly compelling."

"A serial killer; an aging cop with a hunch; an impulsive 15-year-old runaway: Three familiar characters are spun by a master of suspense into another disturbing study in emotional dysfunction."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Rarely has Cormier's irony been darker...readers will stay on the edge of their seats."
-- Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385731331
ISBN-10: 0385731337
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: September 14th, 2004
Pages: 229
Language: English