Dear Killer is definitely not your ordinary everyday young adult book. It has a unique plot mixed with just enough disturbing mental images to drive the story forward. At first, this book might be a bit too heavy for some. Kit, a seventeen-year-old hired killer whose mom is also a professional murderer. Sure, it seems a bit abusive; turning your small child into a killer, but that isn’t how this book plays out. There is an actual storyline, immense feeling, and the struggle of choices. The author, Katherine Ewell, did a great job bringing Kit into her own person and for the most part, portraying her as just another normal kid. That is after all how the vast majority of criminals look: normal.
This is definitely a book you need an open mind about if you haven’t ventured into the more macabre and darker style genres. It easily can make you hate the book for the situation Kits mom so easily placed her into, and the inner turmoil Kit faces daily because it. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path that has the shock and awe, this is the book to pick up then!
|Page Count||368 pages|
|Publisher||Katherine Tegen Books|
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