Simon Says: A True Story of Boys, Guns and Murder

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Da Capo Press, 2007 - True Crime - 294 pages
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On a frigid New Year’s Eve, just twenty months after the Columbine massacre, three teenage boys carefully plotted the murder of a schoolmate and his grandparents at their mountain hideaway outside of Colorado Springs. The boys’ leader, Simon Sue, was responsible for strong-arming the others into believing they were members of a secret paramilitary organization-and that their very lives depended on successfully executing the organization’s “mission.” Simon Says tells the page-turning story of how these boys’ lives could have gone so horribly astray, how their parents assumed all was right in their sons’ lives, and what the fallout of the grisly murders was on all the families. Through painstaking research, journalist Kathryn Eastburn gets into the minds of these boys to reveal a place where the rites of passage to young manhood, to acceptance, come at an exorbitant price.

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SIMON SAYS: A True Story of Boys, Guns, and Murder

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Colorado-based journalist Eastburn catalogues events before and after the brutal murders of a schoolboy and his grandparents in the first few hours of 2001.Killings weren't exactly commonplace in the ... Read full review

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Completed this book last night. This book has raving reviews on amazon and yes it is a good report but maybe that is just it. A report by a journalist What happened how those kids came under the ... Read full review


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Journalist Kathryn Eastburn covered the court proceedings against the boys in this case for nearly three years for the Colorado Springs Independent. She lives in Colorado Springs.

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