I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad? Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could–from the criminal’s point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret–could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

Little, Brown

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1 Comment

  1. First off, I would like to say I honestly enjoyed this book. It was a fun, fairly fast paced read, and the main characters were at least likable, if not, perhaps, the most interesting ones I’ve read about.

    I think the most interesting and, in my opinion, the most enjoyable part of the book, was seeing how Jazz saw the world, how his father’s training affected his perception of everything.

    However, I personally wouldn’t pick this book as our winner for this year. While it was definitely enjoyable, it lacked the spark that would push it into a “Yes” instead of just a “Good.” The characters weren’t as interesting as I would hope for in a book about a serial killer’s son, and the writing itself was just good rather than great.

    But yes, overall, this is a great book to read if you want something fun and like mysteries, but it’s not a Printz winner.

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