My Friend Dahmer – by Derf Backderf Description:

My Friend Dahmer 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. My Friend Dahmer – by Derf Backderf