Under the Bridge gave a strange, personal insight into the lives of a group of seemingly average young, Canadian teenagers. These kids were not much younger than me at the time and that struck me even more. On the outside, what these kids did hanging out would look like basic, small town, bored kids - hanging out in a field, at convenience stores and the like. But their secret lives gave a different side of their personalities and realities. And on that one night, an overwhelming pack-mentality made so many lives take a turn for the worst. I do get the sense from the book that many were very untruthful and some who were truthful were discredited publicly. I only wish there were better updates on the "players" in this crime: the killers, unsung heroes and the, in my opinion, wrongly defiled. All in all, good coverage of the events, I really could envision what happened that night.
your average true crime book with backround of people involved events leading up to and during crime and follow up with court cases and life after the crime. What made it so disturbing is the young age of the children involved and the cruelty of their acts. There were some pictures of the people involved but i wished there were more pictures of the teenagers involved because it describes so many of them in detail you want to see their faces. You want to know what these people look like that are so heartless. There are more pictures of the prosecuters etc... than of the victim and people involved in the beating. At times this book was a little hard to follow because it jumped around from one scene and set of people to another a lot. I was left feeling angry regarding the injustice of the one boy who was less involved and was remorseful getting more time than the girl who bragged about what she did and show no remorse. I also was left feeling angry that the girl that planned the whole thing to begin with only did a year. Fast read i read it in two days.