Book Reviews of Tenderness

Tenderness
Tenderness
Author: Robert Cormier
ISBN-13: 9780385731331
ISBN-10: 0385731337
Publication Date: 9/14/2004
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Hmmm, what to say about this book? It is a young adult novel about a young serial killer who has been imprisoned for the past 3 years for the murder of his parents. He was a suspect in the murder of several young girls but his guilt was never proven. He's due to be released very soon and the officer who knows he's guilty of much more than killing his parents is determined to make sure he doesn't hurt another girl.

The other character is a young runaway with a disturbing habit of using her sexuality to get things from men. She has also gets fixated often on a man and must find him and kiss him on the mouth to end her obsession. Immediately after satisfying her latest fixation on a musician she sees the young killer on tv and is immediately hooked again.

Their lives collide and you just know it's going to end badly for all involved and the author doesn't leave you disappointed but doesn't do what is expected.

This was a rather depressing read about two young people suffering from some serious emotional problems. The writing seemed genuine enough and the motivation for both characters well done but it's not something I'd read again. Too dreary, too hopeless.
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BOOK NOT AS GOOD AS STORYLINE SOUNDED!
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Hmmm, what to say about this book? It is a young adult novel about a young serial killer who has been imprisoned for the past 3 years for the murder of his parents. He was a suspect in the murder of several young girls but his guilt was never proven. He's due to be released very soon and the officer who knows he's guilty of much more than killing his parents is determined to make sure he doesn't hurt another girl.

The other character is a young runaway with a disturbing habit of using her sexuality to get things from men. She has also gets fixated often on a man and must find him and kiss him on the mouth to end her obsession. Immediately after satisfying her latest fixation on a musician she sees the young killer on tv and is immediately hooked again.

Their lives collide and you just know it's going to end badly for all involved and the author doesn't leave you disappointed but doesn't do what is expected.

This was a rather depressing read about two young people suffering from some serious emotional problems. The writing seemed genuine enough and the motivation for both character well done but it's not something I'd read again. Too dreary, too hopeless.
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I GUESS U CAN CALL THIS BOOK KARMA OR SERENDIPITY....EITHER WAY...WHERE EVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD...THERE'S SOMEONE JUST LIKE YOU
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Eric has just been released from
juvenile detention.Now he's looking
for some tenderness-tenderness he finds
in caressing and killing innocent girls.

Lori has run away from home again.
She is also looking for tenderness-
tenderness that is about more than just
sex,tenderness she finds in Eric.

Together they begin a harrowing journey
that will either save or destroy them.