Pub. Date: 2007
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime ~ Library Book
Rating: Was O.K.
These stories come directly from the pages of Seventeen magazine. Each one includes a lurid description of the crime, followed by the punishment meted out by the criminal-justice system. The opening story features a preteen murdered by her mother after she confesses to losing her virginity. This is followed by a selection about “lesbian killers” who brutally stabbed one of the girl’s grandparents and another entry about an eight-months-pregnant 14-year-old murdered by contract killers hired by the victim’s adult boyfriend. One of the more appalling aspects is not only how many of the victims are young girls, but also how many of the perps are.
There was nothing really special about these stories. This was a quick easy ready, written to ‘grab’ your attention. Quick overview of crime, most of the time not much of an investigation, and then the punishment.
I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES.
I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes.
I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads..
I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet.
And last but not least. I love the Yankees.