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Child's Prey

3.06  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
School Slaughter

At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 1997, nerdy, overweight outcast Luke Woodham, 16, entered his Pearl, Mississippi high school to settle some scores. Armed with a .30-30 hunting rifle, he opened fire and then calmly walked out of the school door, leaving two teenage girls dead and another seven students seriously wounded. Police soon discovered that Woo
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ebook, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Pinnacle (first published 2001)
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Mitch
Aug 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
I couldn't even finish the book. From an English major's standpoint, many High School kids could write better than this. There is a constant imbalance of random scene shifting that is distracting to the point, tha your asking yourself "What just happened." It felt like one big Benny Hill skit. I'm very surprised any self-respecting editor would let this waltz across his desk without even a half blind read through. If you want to learn more about this case, there are plenty of other books out th ...more
Victoria Cowden-moyneur
The book detailed everything that transpired, but I didn't find it as interesting as I had hoped for because there are now dozens of books out covering this same subject. I would recommend reading it if you are interested in what happened in Pearl, Mississippi and how easily people can be manipulated.
Louise
Mar 22, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
True Crime!!

Sixteen year old Luke Woodham walks into his Mississippi high school, armed with a .30-30 hunting rifle. He opens fire and then calmly walks out of the school.

Good book, sick people!!

Kim
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kim by: shannon mclaughlin
very interesting and Is a page turner
Eileen Perry
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
to much prolonged trial info.
Anne
Apr 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I like true crime, but don't necessarily expect it to be well written. This was written so poorly I almost couldn't finish it.
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