Trell by Dick Lehr

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Read Trell Online Free - From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel inspired by the true story of a young man's false imprisonment for murder -- and those who fought to free him.

On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a twelve-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox talking with her friends when she became the innocent victim of gang-related gunfire. Amid public outcry, an immediate manhunt was on to catch the murderer, and a young African-American man was quickly apprehended, charged, and -- wrongly -- convicted of the crime. Dick Lehr, a former reporter for the Boston Globe's famous Spotlight Team who investigated this case for the newspaper, now turns the story into Trell, a page-turning novel about the daughter of an imprisoned man who persuades a reporter and a lawyer to help her prove her father's innocence. What pieces of evidence might have been overlooked? Can they manage to get to the truth before a dangerous character from the neighborhood gets to them?

Title : Trell
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ISBN : 0763692751
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Homeschoolmama rated it ★★★☆☆

August 27, 2017

I won this ARC from Librarything. The book's description intrigued me because the setting is near my home town, and I also remember the actual case the story was based on. Trell is a story based on a real life crime- the murder of an African American 12 yr old girl named Darlene Moore, who was...

Jazmen rated it ★★★★☆

September 26, 2017

This book lives up to all it claims to be. Gripping and thrilling, indeed it was. I loved the juxtaposition of the past and the future. While the story is told in the now, It feels like you're right there with them every time they talked about what happened in the past. It was a story you felt, n...

Heather rated it ★★★★★

November 15, 2017

This book is amazing! I highly recommend to anyone who likes mystery, fast-paced action, writing, running, or family dramas. It has it all! I especially liked the journalistic spin on the story. So unique and thought-provoking. This book brings to light a lot of injustice and corruption. So so go...

Erin rated it ★★★☆☆

July 17, 2017

Ugh, I go back and forth on this. Because the idea is really great, of a teenage girl who fights all of the odds to get her wrongfully convicted father out of jail. Plus, this is based on a true story that Lehr worked on and was inspired by. So, great. I'm sure that Mr. Lehr is a strong journalis...

Amber rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 25, 2017

Find more reviews like this at The Literary Phoenix. I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for this opportunity.  All opinions are strictly my own. Romero Taylor is a wrongfully accused man. He knows this, his wif...

Alison rated it ★★★★☆

January 02, 2018

Trell tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl who lives in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston with her mother. Her father has been in prison since she was an infant, wrongly convicted of the drive-by murder of a young girl. Trell has seen her father only once a week during visiting hours. Whe...

Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks) rated it ★★★☆☆

September 13, 2017

This book is based on a true crime that occurred in Roxbury, MA where a 12 year old African American girl named Darlene Moore, was sitting on a mailbox and got caught in the crossfire of gang violence. It became a very difficult case and a man was wrongly convicted of the crime and was imprisoned...

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

August 19, 2017

I received a free copy of Trell from the publisher through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review -- thank you! What a compelling and timely book! I wasn't surprised to find that Dick Lehr was the author of Black Mass. There's something cinematic in the way that he writes, and I think that T...

Jordan rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2017

This was SO wonderful. By the end, I was crying. Lehr did an amazing job of adapting a real case to YA fiction and I am so happy it exists

Richard rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

Clean and powerfully written with a wonderful heroin of Trell, who never gives up the fight for justice, this novel which is taken from a real case,is an inspiration to keep on fighting even though there seem to be impossible odds.

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