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Empty by K.M. Walton
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Jul 08, 2012

it was amazing
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Read on December 27, 2012

Walton writes books that matter. She writes with the intent of saving lives. There is a crude ugliness to the picture she paints with her words, but while the horror of Dell's story guts you, it also makes you weigh the cost of human cruelty. It makes you wonder why we carefully dole out kindness like it's a precious substance in high demand, instead of something that knows no limitations. Dell's story is so hard to read because it rings true. It is too close to the bullseye. There are more people than we care to acknowledge that have an inner monologue scarily similar to Dell's. This is overwhelming. Yet, Walton does provide us hope at the end of this story. The very act of writing it illustrates her belief that we have the power to prevent others from dying empty. Or perhaps even worse--living empty. I won't lie, this is not an easy read, but in a world where a gunman shoots elementary students, it is a necessary one. We would be remiss to think that gun control or improved mental health services are the only components needing our attention in order to create a safer world. Words are weapons-- but as Walton has deftly illustrated-- they are also hope.
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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Amy YAY! I'm so glad you loved it as well! :)

Kimberly Sabatini Ahhhh it gutted me. And I just love Kate so knowing how much she cares just made it that much more....

message 3: by Amy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Amy Agreed. I actually organized a blog tour to celebrate the release of the book. It will kick of on my blog the 1st. Hope you stop by! :)

Kimberly Sabatini I would love to!!!!

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