No Choirboy

Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Teens, Bios & Memoirs
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Imagine having everything taken away from you - permanently - with no hope of resuming a normal life. This is the case for many teenagers in America who are tried and convicted as adults for the crime of murder. Here Susan Kuklin takes you behind bars for frank interviews with a collection of young men who will spend the better part of their lives in jail. She lets them speak for themselves, providing the raw details of their incarceration and the anger, despair, and surprising hope they experience every day. Kuklin also provides an in-depth look at the American penal system, highlighting its many intricacies and inequities while focusing on capital cases involving juveniles.

Chosen by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book, No Choirboy is an honest examination of a pervasive problem in America. A full cast of Recorded Books narrators captures each of these unique voices for a powerful audio experience.

©2008 Susan Kuklin (P)2009 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Searing and provocative." ( Booklist)
"An eye-opening account…" ( Horn Book Magazine)

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boring<br />

it dragged and was hard to follow, kind like this review it says I need to have at least fifteen word's before I can post a review, ok then this should do it the book really suck. but that's just my opinion!

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Great listen for about 1/2

The first hand accounts by the convicted, was very good, informative and touching. I lost interest when it suddenly flipped to the victims stories. It was not presented to have that content at all. I feel short-changed.