Tenderness (Robert Cormier)


Eighteen-year-old Eric has just been released from juvenile detention for murdering his parents. Now he’s looking for tenderness–tenderness he finds in killing girls. Fifteen-year-old Lori has run away from home again. Emotionally naive and sexually precocious, she is also looking for tenderness–tenderness that she finds in Eric. Will Lori and Eric be each other’s salvation or destruction? 

Basically, I only finished this book because it was so much shorter than most. Had it been longer, I would have DNF it.


I didn’t one star this because of the topic, I’m a big girl. I one started it because it was b o r i n g. Plain and simple.

Lori is awful. She’s dumb and clueless and that’s all I can tell you without spoilers. And Eric is the knock-off junior high version of Joe from YOU.

I didn’t even like the writing.


*sigh* Yet another YA that I didn’t like.


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