Knock On Any Door

Willard Motley

“How Nick Romano went from being an altar boy at 12 to dying in the electric chair at 21. A really tough, gritty novel about life on the streets in the 40s, this book is also the origin of the phrase “live fast, die young, have a good looking corpse.”  I found this in a bin at a thrift store in high school and bought it because I knew Jim Morrison had liked it; a week later it was my favorite novel ever. The writing just pounds you in the face.”—Adam Selzer

Page Count 525
Part of a Series? No
Age Level 13 — up

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