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EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD ERIC HAS just been released from juvenile detention for murdering his mother and stepfather Now hes looking for some tendernesstenderness he finds in caressing and killing beautiful girls Fifteen year old Lori has run away from home again Emotionally naive but sexually precocious, she is also looking for tendernesstenderness she finds in Eric Will Lori and Eric be each others salvation or destruction Cormier is in top form in this chilling portrait of a serial murderer Gripping.School Library Journal, StarredAn ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults...

Title : Tenderness
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ISBN : 0385731337
ISBN13 : 978-0385731331
Format Type : Audio Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Ember Auflage Reprint 14 September 2004
Number of Pages : 240 Seiten
File Size : 860 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Tenderness Reviews

  • twilliam
    2019-01-20 11:31

    Cormier's books are representations of realism; and that usually makes him a target of censors, and or controversy. Once again, he weaves a story of struggle, and it ends up an unsuccessful struggle. I enjoy Cormier's books because they have twists and don't have happy endings...the world is filled with dragons, and we better be prepared for them. Some of these dragons give us undesirable endings. The quotation in the summary is from Mary Shelley, and the ending reads...he only mistakes it for happiness..." Keep that in mind as you read or think about the book. You will either hate or find you self feeling sorry for Eric, and that is what Cormier wants, he wants you to identify with the character and have strong feelings...if not the book fails. It is ironic that we find sympathy for a serial killer, but that is not the only irony in the novel. Keep in mind that "Lori" is short for "Lorelei", a German maiden who lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks of the Rhine River. How fitting! Enjoy this book, and read Cormier's The Chocolate War...the novel that is a study in conformity and cruelty.

  • twilliam
    2018-12-21 09:35

    Cormier's books are representations of realism; and that usually makes him a target of censors, and or controversy. Once again, he weaves a story of struggle, and it ends up an unsuccessful struggle. I enjoy Cormier's books because they have twists and don't have happy endings...the world is filled with dragons, and we better be prepared for them. Some of these dragons give us undesirable endings. The quotation in the summary is from Mary Shelley, and the ending reads...he only mistakes it for happiness..." Keep that in mind as you read or think about the book. You will either hate or find you self feeling sorry for Eric, and that is what Cormier wants, he wants you to identify with the character and have strong feelings...if not the book fails. It is ironic that we find sympathy for a serial killer, but that is not the only irony in the novel. Keep in mind that "Lori" is short for "Lorelei", a German maiden who lured sailors to shipwreck on the rocks of the Rhine River. How fitting! Enjoy this book, and read Cormier's The Chocolate War...the novel that is a study in conformity and cruelty.

  • None
    2019-01-03 09:14

    I thought this book was good, it had a very different spin to it. I like novels about murderers and suspense and that is probably way I was into the book and thought that it was good. The main character definitely was not right in the head. Because it's not normal for a person to enjoy taking somebody's life. But at the same time it's interesting to rea* his thoughts and feelings of what is going on at the same time. The girl, I think, had problems for one because she and her mom were moving around all of the time and also because she would get obsessions about this one certain person and have to do something about it. I think that her family life was also dysfunctional. Maybe that is why that she was obsessed with the killer. But I think that the book was good. You would probably only enjoy it if you like suspense and stories of murderers with a twist.

  • None
    2019-01-13 08:22

    The book „Tenderness“ by Robert Cormier, one of the most important writers of young adult literature, deals with the fate of a young runaway and a psychopath. Lori and Eric are the protagonists of the book and they are both searching for tenderness – but in very different ways!Tenderness means for Lori that she is loved by someone and Eric finds it in killing girls. One day they begin a journey together, while Lori falls in love with Eric, although he wanted to kill her.All in all you can say that the book is easy to read and in the end it´s exciting because of the unexpected ending. But there are also negative points about the book, for example the confusing changes between the three story tellers.(written by Nina, Benjamin and Johannes)

  • None
    2019-01-07 06:08

    The poor presentation of these characters was beyond belief. The author wants us to sympathize with Eric, a smug, manipulative, unrepentant murderer. And even more impossible, he probably expected us to take Lori seriously. How? She was a brainless, laughably puerile barbie doll. Drab sentences don't compensate for such violent, sexist material. Eric murders teenage girls to perform necrophilia on their remains, and Lori uses her sexuality to get what she wants. This book is cheap in that it relies completely on meaningless, shocking ideas. Who needs real characters, plot, or dialogue if you can make people gasp? Dull, offensive and pointless. I found it on my summer reading list which is ridiculous. It isn't for young teenagers who are already anesthetized to sexism and violence.

  • None
    2019-01-21 05:29

    This book is about two teenagers who are both searching for something in their lives. Lori Cranston is a runaway looking to satisfy certain fixations that she has in her life. Eric Poole is a psychopathic murderer who is also searching to satisfy needs of a different kind. These two meet and Lori never forgets. Years later she sees Eric again and become fixated on him. She has to satisfy her urge to kiss him. They meet back up and go on a journey of their own. This journey ends up with a weird twist that neither of them expects. Cormier does a great job with keeping you on the edge of your seats with this book. It is a somewhat spooky tale of a murderous teen. I was really engaged in the reading but I am unsure if I would recommend this to just any teenaager to read.

  • None
    2018-12-24 10:14

    If I could, I would give this book alot more than 5 stars! It was a so awsome book! I loved Robert Cormier's writing technique, but not only that, the story was...well, i can't think of a word that describes it. Unlike most books that are out today, this one lets you experience what the people are going through. Let's you feel what they feel. And once you absorb everything in, the final pages make you think real hard about everything that has happened. When I finished the book the other day, i started to cry. When Eric was arrested for something he didn't even do and when he had his first feeling of saddness, of anything after all that happened. After Lori. Anyways, as you can see, i really liked it alot. And i'm sure you will too! Later!