~Justin, Teen Book Reviewer
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Susan Kuklin's non-fictional novel, NO CHOIRBOY,descriptively portrays the lifestyle of 3 teenagers on death row as well as two victimized families who have been traumatized by their losses. In 2005, a Supreme Court Decision made it illegal for juveniles to receive the Death Penalty. In America, juveniles are still given the Death Penalty despite the Supreme Court's decision. As the book elapses, all of its key figures, even the victimized family members, oppose the Death Sentence. This book contains very mature context and should not be exposed to those readers who are not willing to accept the concept that these problems are issues faced in our society to this very date. I think that Susan Kuklin certainly made her point on capital punishment in this book, but I would not recommend this book to the general public. I think that the book NO CHOIRBOY is more well suited to those who are going through similar experiences in their own lives. I personally did not enjoy this book and I thought that the book was not worth the time reading it. Perhaps it is because I have no experience whatsoever regarding such issues.