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Add your rating See all 5 kid reviews. Paolo lives with his unloving parents at the end of the world -- the last house, a hut really, in southern Chile, an isolated, storm-wracked place where the land gives way to the southern seas. On the run from the law for previous crimes, he takes up residence in the hut and, very gradually, he and Paolo come to care for each other.
Then into their harsh lives comes another stranger, Luis Secunda, an educated man looking to escape civilization. Paolo convinces Angel not to kill Luis, and so the three settle down for a while, and Luis begins to teach Paolo to read.
But eventually they must head back to civilization to buy a few new farm animals, beginning a chain of events that leads to tragedy. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Life is hard, bleak, and mostly pointless, and the best we can do is soldier on.
The book lyrically offers a cynical view that sees a world filled with misery, betrayal, and stupidity. But adolescents in their more dramatic moments can see things in the same way, and will find in this lethal prose-poem a truth that they think most literature hypocritically hides from them.
Parents may want to suggest a less somber read to help wash this book down. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the violence in this book.
There are some pretty gruesome ideas here -- is it too much for a book marketed to young adults, or necessary to tell the story? Is reading about violence different than seeing it in movies or experiencing it in video games? Also, this book won a pretty major award -- the French Prix Sorcieres.
Why do you think it was singled out for this honor? Does it make a difference to you if a book has won awards or not?Pages in category "Unidentified serial killers" The following 65 pages are in this category, out of 65 total.
This list may not reflect recent changes (). Tearful tributes flowed yesterday at Waltham Park New Testament Church of God in remembrance of late businesswoman Simone Campbell Collymore, who was gunned down earlier this month.
Bobby Jack Fowler (June 12, – May 15, ) was an American rapist and alleged serial killer active in the United States and Canada.
He died in prison of lung cancer during a year sentence following a conviction for rape, kidnapping and attempted rape in Newport, Oregon, in (for an attack that took place in ).
Mar 21, · Bleak award-winner of redemption through love. Read Common Sense Media's The Killer's Tears review, age rating, and parents guide.4/4.
Gerard Baden-Clay follows a long-list of killers that attempted to fool the media and the public by making emotional pleas to gather information about their dead or missing loved ones. A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.