Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes.


A backyard brawl, an accidental death, and a media circus filled with gang accusations turned a small quiet town upside down. ONE CUT launches Simon and Schuster’s brand new line of teen true crime, SIMON TRUE.



Winner of the Margins Book Award

One Cut recently won the In the Margins Book Award, from Library Services for Youth in Custody. Labeled “A runaway success with our teen readers,” One Cut continues to land on high school required reading lists for courses ranging from Psychology to Criminal Justice to Government and Politics.

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Meet teen nonfiction author Eve Porinchak and learn about her experiences working with this case and beyond.