Tara's Comments (member since Jun 11, 2009)

Tara's comments from the Q&A with Dave Cullen group.

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Jun 11, 2009 12:49PM

19522 Just another thought I had while reading it. We never think the people close to us would do something so hurtful even when the signs are there. I recall a friend who would notice things that were signs her husband was having an affair, but yet she talked herself into believing he would never do that and rationalize those signs. You never think your child would be involved in doing drugs, underage drinking, etc and you would never think your child would do something of this magnitude.

Reading the book showed me that it is important to really be aware of signs you see in people (friends, spouses, children, etc) that there is a problem and confront it head on, rather than avoid it and think it will go away. People can be capable of anything.

Jun 11, 2009 12:29PM

19522 I had tears pretty often. Reading about the bodies being left outside, Cassie's parents, Dave Sanders, the emotion of being thankful that their plan didn't workout they way the wanted, thankful to have a sister with B lunch instead of A. I think it is very different reading it when it hits so close to home, compared to if I were reading a book about the Virgina Tech shootings. I don't think the emotions stayed inside and would then hit, things would hit me immediately. I would want to keep reading, but sometimes just had to put it down. I really appreciated having the story told from multiple points of view. How did you choose who's stories you would follow? I am sure there are so many.
Jun 11, 2009 07:17AM

19522 Having graduated from Columbine 2 years before the shootings happened, this was a very tough read. Media coverage over the past 10 years has always been very frustrating to me so when I read this book it gave me answers to questions that I had been wondering for years. Personally, I appreciate you taking the past 10 years to bring all the stories together in one book. It was so well written and while hard to read, I am glad I did.

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