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Trell by Dick Lehr

Trell

Trell by Dick Lehr
Hardcover
Sep 12, 2017 | 320 Pages
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    Sep 12, 2017 | 320 Pages | Young Adult

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Lehr covered the inspiring true story behind this one as a journalist and brings to light many of the important details not only of the case, but of the public conversation that surrounded Boston at the time—and does to this day…This tale of the fallout from the war on drugs recognizes one family’s resolve as it hammers home the failures of public policy and the court system to uphold justice for all.
—Kirkus Reviews

Based on events involving the accidental shooting death of an African American girl, the crack-fueled gang culture of 1980s Boston, and the ensuing outrage, this book will resonate with today’s teens. Trell is an appealingly gutsy heroine whose belief in her father is strong enough to drag an attorney and a down-on-his-luck journalist into her orbit…Younger YA readers will enjoy this fast-paced thriller.
—School Library Journal

In precise, economical prose, former reporter Lehr (Black Mass) recounts a suspenseful story inspired by a case he investigated in the 1980s…Without sugarcoating city violence, Lehr presents facts about the case in terms readers will understand while providing enough exciting discoveries and triumphs to offset Trell’s disappointments.
—Publishers Weekly

Lehr’s background as a journalist results in a story full of details that might not otherwise be captured…The young heroine’s voice and determination to prove the truth are inspiring in this intriguing take on a 1980s crime.
—ForeWord Reviews

The story was inspired by real-life events that happened in Boston in the 1980s. The author himself is a former Boston Globe reporter which lends authenticity to the story…the story itself is compelling and fast-paced.
—School Library Connection

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