My friend Dahmer: a graphic novel

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The bone-chilling graphic novel that inspired the major motion picture starring Ross Lynch as Jeffrey Dahmer. NATIONAL BESTSELLER 2013 ALA/YALSA Alex Award 2014 Revelation Award at Angoulême 2015 ALA/YALSA Alex Award (Excellence in Narrative Nonfiction) Named a BEST OF 2012 by Time, The Village Voice, A.V. Club, comiXology, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, MTV Geek, and more! You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer--the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper--seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, "Jeff" was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In My Friend Dahmer, a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche--a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget. Also available by Derf Backderf, Trashed . Find teaching guides for My Friend Dahmer and other titles at abramsbooks.com/resources.
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9781419702174
9781419727559
9781419702167
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Level 3.6, 1 Points
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Last Update 2018-06-18 22:58:44PM
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subject_facet Biographical comics, Dahmer, Jeffrey -- Comic books, strips, etc, Derf -- Comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels, High schools -- Ohio -- Comic books, strips, etc, Nonfiction comics, Serial murderers -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc
title_display My friend Dahmer :
title_full My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel / by Derf Backderf, My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel / written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman]
title_short My friend Dahmer :
title_sub a graphic novel
topic_facet Dahmer, Jeffrey, Derf, High schools, Serial murderers