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Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Grim, brutal true story of teen assassins.

Book Dan Slater Biography 2016
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A violent, harrowing, and shocking true story that reads like a thriller and powerfully brings home the catastrophic cost of a losing war on drugs. Wolf Boys offers a vivid and sobering look at life for young men living in poverty along the Texas-Mexico border. Young men who see no part for themselves in the American Dream and are hard-pressed to resist the lure of money and power offered by working for the cartels.

While author Dan Slater has done a masterful job of research, the dozens of characters and amount of detail involved in the telling of the story could be a challenge for teens not accustomed to reading serious adult nonfiction. Parents may want to vet it first before passing it onto a teen.

Book Details

  • Author: Dan Slater
  • Genre: Biography
  • Topics: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: September 13, 2016
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: October 30, 2020

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