Author: Barry Lyga
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 04/16/13
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book is terrifying yet uplifting in its own freaky sort of way. I can't even be sure if I like the book, but it was very well written. It's a big book that I read in literally days and even a while after that I was very creeped out yet wanting to re-read the book. It is impossible to guess where the story is going with so many twists and turns. Right when you think you can put it down, another clue pops up and gives you another reason to keep reading.
Memorable or Forgettable: One thing that is definitely memorable is how understanding you feel of the characters, even when you have never been in that situation.
Cover: The cover is intriguing and relates to the book in ways I thought it never could.
Age Range: 14 through 18
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: This book is about the son of a serial killer. But not any serial killer - one of the most brutal and famous serial killers. This boy, striving to prove that he is different than his father, helps solve different crimes while hoping his fate will be different.
tags: psychological thriller / suspense / serial killers / ya lit