Take a trip back to the ’90s with Tenderness by Robert Cormier (published in 1997). 15-year-old Lori becomes obsessed with an 18-year-old serial killer who preys on girls and was just released from a juvenile detention center. It gets interesting when she sneaks into his van and ends up on a road trip with him. Lucky for her, she isn’t the kind of girl he normally goes for … or is she? Spoiler alert: this doesn’t end well.
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