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People Kill People

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dark, gritty story tackles gun violence, white supremacy.

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The lives of six troubled teen characters make for a chilling and disturbing novel that takes on serious and timely issues around gun violence, racism, and immigration. The relationship of the teens in People Kill People is so hard to keep track of (Daniel's half-brother is Tim, who's friends with Silas, who's stalking Daniel's girlfriend, Grace, who's the sometime best friend of Noelle, who's the sister of Rand's wife, Cami) that readers may want to take notes in order to keep everyone straight. While the revelation of the killer at the end is shocking, many readers may also find it makes for an unsatisfying conclusion to the story.

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