Under The Bridge
By twists and turns, Under the Bridge examines a terrible crime in which middle-class teenagers obsessed with film idols and hip-hop culture turn on one of their own with tragic results.
Who were the seemingly ordinary suburban teenagers who found themselves under the bridge on a moonlit Friday night? Why would a girl who longed to be their friend be beaten and killed? And...more
This book is very difficult emotionally to read. As someone who was bullied throughout my school years, I identify...more
I realized that I had seen the 20/20 show about this murder and was interested in getting more information.
The story is a true story of school kids in Victoria, BC. These are the punk rockers, the wild-child types, whose family histories are a mess of drugs and foster homes and alcoholic parents.
Godfrey's focus is on the victim, Reena Virk, a lonely girl with few...more
I also thought her constant references to the kids' interest in hip hop came off as pretty racist. The kids like 2 Pac so they killed someone? I don't think so. It's like the stories on Columbine that blame it all on video games. It's lazy writing/research and its honestly kind of offensive.
For the level of sadistic violence that this murder involved, the motivations of Kelly Ellard and Warren...more
A good read, but heart wrenching
I completed this 2 days ago. Really a good read indeed. Shocking story how teens kill a young girl.
Very well written and a book you can't put down once you start reading.
9I see I gave it a 9 out of a 10)