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Columbine by Dave Cullen
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Apr 22, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in June, 2009

This is a searing account of the fateful day in April ten years ago when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 students, 1 teacher and maimed many others. Author Dave Cullen, an investigative reporter, who was there that day and he tells us he was one of the ones who gave false information that day. What he gives us is an absorbing, sickening account with the many truths that were withheld and still leaves us all to ask "why" because other than psycho Eric Harris and follower Dylan Klebold's rants, writings and obsessions, the reader doesn't find out why they did it, just that they planned it for 2 years and their parents never knew. Yes, there were signs, but you have to read this thoroughly researched book to begin to get a sense of what the shootings at Columbine HS have become in the last ten years. Highly recommended, but achingly sad for the many losses still felt today.
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message 1: by Lorie (new)

Lorie How sad and scary. I'd like to read it but I don't know if I can stomach it.

bjneary I think many others feel this way too, but since I am so much older, it was a defining moment and I was compelled to read it! Hope you are having a great summer getting ready for baby!!!

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