review / true crime

The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan

I was excited about The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer because what a fascinating story! The line where her mom brushed off the author’s surprise and concern over being babysat by a serial killer by saying that she wasn’t killed so it was no big deal was great and really set up the rest of the book.

Then I got to the part where they talked about some of teenage Tony’s molestation victims. One girl is described as having a “teenybopper crush” on him and then that “one could hardly blame the girl for thinking Tony liked her” before going in to describe Tony’s sexual assaults to the girl. She was a victim; not a little girl with a crush.

The authors also blame “freedom seeking homosexuals” for young children turning into troubled teenagers “overnight”.

What kind of retrograde nonsense is this? It was awful. Truly awful. Avoid at all costs.

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