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Getting Away with Murder by Chris Crowe
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Mar 05, 2012

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A highly instructive novel, Crowe's Getting Away With Murder is both gripping and wrenching. It is the true story of 14 year old Emmett Till's murder, one of the major catalysts to the civil rights movement of the 1960's. I found myself struggling with the pictures and descriptions, but empathizing with the terrible tragedy of it all. I gained a new appreciation for the suffering of African Americans back in the 60's and what they went through. Makes me grateful for the sacrifice and strength of those willing to pay the price for change. Truly a heartbreaking story. Enraging and humbling.

I rate Getting Away With Murder as follows:

Profanity - 0
Violence - 10 Kidnapping, torture, and murder. Extremely graphic including a picture of the deceased.
Sex - 1 Mild/possibly false accusations of implied sex between black and whites.
Drugs - 2 Cigar smoking as the murderers celebrate.

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