Backderf, Derf. My Friend Dahmer
If you ever wondered about Jeffrey Dahmer's childhood, especially his high school years, this is the book for you. Graphic novelist Backderf attended school with Dahmer and, even though Dahmer never quite fit in to any high school group, the author was in many ways one of his friends. Reading this graphic novel, you can't help but have sympathy for Dahmer as a young boy, before he became Jeffrey Dahmer the monster. You see him hurting from his parents' fighting and his mother's depression, trying to be accepted by his classmates, and struggling against his dark urges. Although obviously disturbing, the author avoids showing any graphic violence. An extremely thought-provoking book.