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Columbine
Columbine | Dave Cullen
EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE "The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . . " So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors.
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jessinikkip
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Definitely a PICK for me, this book was one I read in just a few days. I enjoyed that it was objective and rational about the situation and told everyone's perspective. I liked the notes at the end about where they are now.

#BFCr2 #BookFitnessChallenge #SmallSteppers
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Megabooks I loved this one, too. So well researched. Parkland is different, but also very well done. 2d
Bklover Loved this! 2d
Hooked_on_books I read this book years ago and don‘t think I‘ll ever forget it. And I second @Megabooks about Parkland. 2d
Reviewsbylola Loved this book! Now I need to read 2d
TheDaysGoBy Listened to it last year and I agree it was so well done. But I definitely needed something light and fun after I‘d finished 1d
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KristenDuck
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Heart wrenching.

This was such an in-depth retelling of a day that I will always remember. My heart goes out to the families of those thirteen victims, and my heart goes out to the families of the shooters as well. How do you move on after knowing your child was responsible for so much death and sadness?

I loved the follow-ups at the end of this book that showed even in our darkest days, we can find light again.

A book very much worth reading

TheWordJar I will never forget that day either, and this book was such a tough, but needed, read. You might also be interested in Sue Klebold‘s book. That one shredded my heart. 💔 2w
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KristenDuck
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I read Sue Klebold‘s account a bit back, and I knew I wanted to read Columbine sometime soon.

Soon is now.

It is heartbreaking and devastating, and I had tears in my eyes as I went for my evening walk.

But already, at only 35% of the way, I am thankful to Dave Cullen for working so hard to provide this in-depth true account of what happened.

RadicalReader I absolutely loved both books absolutely heartbreaking events but she‘s so bold to be able to talk about what happened 4w
Lovesbooks87 This was so heartbreaking along with Sue's as well. I remember Columbine happening and trying to figure out an exit plan out of my school if something like that happened at my school. 4w
KristenDuck @RadicalReader and @Lovesbooks87 each generation has events they will never forget. This was certainly one for us. 4w
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MoonWitch94 I have read both of them & read them simultaneously. It was devastating but necessary. I was in 9th grade when Columbine happened & it changed everything. I‘m reading Parkland by Dave Cullen now & it‘s another great one. 4w
KristenDuck @MoonWitch94 thank you for the parkland recommendation. 4w
Theaelizabet Columbine was revelatory. He handled an impossible subject so well. Hope to get to Parkland this year. 4w
kindergartenkat I just listened to Parkland this month. Such a great book. 4w
DebinHawaii Both this and Sue 's book were shattering and heartbreaking but so good. 💔 4w
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ephemeralwaltz
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Oops I'm a bit behind on my reviews! I finally finished Columbine 👍
Dave Cullen worked on this for about 10 years if I'm not mistaken. This is a myth-busting in-depth journalistic study of what took place behind the most notorious school shooting in the history of the US. I was too young to remember hearing anything at the time but everybody knows about Columbine. Or they don't at all... which is exactly what Cullen explores in this book.

The_Literary_Jedi We used to read this book at the high school I teach at - we are no longer “allowed” to make it required reading for our classes but we still have a full class set and I encourage students to read it along with Marieke Nijkamp‘s “This is Where It Ends.” Many students do and are moved by both as well as more open to discussion and drills 1mo
Reviewsbylola Loved this book! 1mo
Reviewsbylola But man is it a downer. 1mo
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ephemeralwaltz @The_Literary_Jedi Why aren't you allowed..? That's awesome. Educating and empowering! Thanks for sharing. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Reviewsbylola it really is... 1mo
The_Literary_Jedi @ephemeralwaltz - parent complaints several years back 1mo
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Connster
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Well said.

I‘ve been reading this book all week and haven‘t been able to put it down. So interesting, but so awful.

teainthelibrary Terrifying and tragic book, but so well written. 1mo
Connster @teainthelibrary I wholeheartedly agree. So much detail that it covers all angles and an interesting analysis of what happened. 1mo
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Connster
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Absolutely ridiculous.

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Connster
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Going from a book talking about the mistreatment of women to this one probably isn‘t the best of ideas before bed. I can‘t stop reading though, I suppose it‘s morbid curiosity and disbelief that one person could do such atrocities to another.

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EmilieGR
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Everyone knows kids like these- terrifying and tragic

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readtheworld
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I learned a lot from this one, despite the fact that I thought I knew quite a bit about this tragedy. Cullen does a great job explaining all the facets of the case and its aftermath, and writes with great compassion.

#nonfiction #audiobook #audio

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MelissaSue81
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Wow. This book was tough to get through. It just made me so angry. I had read Parkland a few months ago and that book was full of hope and inspiration. This was a very different story full of tragedy and blame. The columbine massacre could have been, should have been, stopped before it happened, and the media also has gotten so much wrong.

Bklover The part that really bothered me was how much the media got wrong. It seemed so reckless. This book was incredible though. 2mo
cathysaid Yes. All of that. When I was finished I was so mad, sad, bereft, bewildered... Makes no sense. None of it makes sense. 💔 2mo
Lovesbooks87 I would recommend reading A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold by one of the shooters mother. I always wondered how a parent can't see the signs but this book explained a lot. 2mo
MelissaSue81 @Lovesbooks87 - it‘s on my to read list. But I think I need to wait a bit and process this before I do. 2mo
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MelissaSue81
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Me, rn. 😧😮😲😧😦😯

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ephemeralwaltz
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Started this one yesterday. It really is as good as everybody says 😱

Kalalalatja I want to say enjoy, but that‘s not really the right word for it 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja I know... I barely know anything about the massacre because I was so young when it happened so I'm not aware of all the myths this book is dismantling but the journalistic depth to it is amazing me. 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I decided to take the advice of @CouronneDhiver and try the audiobook. I have also tried to read this in ebook and print; third time‘s the charm, right? I just wish I‘d written down what chapter I was up to in the print book!

CouronneDhiver 🤞🏽 I hope I haven‘t lead you astray... 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly @CouronneDhiver I still don‘t like it. But at least I can dislike it at 1.5 speed 😅 3mo
CouronneDhiver Hahahaha - sounds like you need to throw a #DNF party 😉🥳 Sorry you didn‘t like this as much as I did. 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly @CouronneDhiver Yeah, you‘re right. I‘m so disappointed—I wanted to learn the truth behind the myths! And I have, but it feels like slogging through mud to get to each nugget of info. 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Columbine | Dave Cullen

I‘m really struggling with this one. It‘s not the subject matter—it‘s the writing. It‘s choppy at the sentence and scene level, and I can‘t keep track of all these names and locations. I was 12 when the Columbine shooting happened and it had a big impact on me, so I wanted to understand more about it, especially since this book is supposed to upend many of the myths I believed, but so far it is muddying far more than clarifying. Anyone else agree?

CouronneDhiver Try the audio ... I really enjoyed it. 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly @CouronneDhiver Hmm… I‘m not sure whether that would be better or worse. I‘d skate past the choppy writing, but it would be even harder to keep track of names and places. 3mo
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whippoorwill815
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This book was fantastic. A tough subject matter for sure but I found this book incredibly informative.

I was only 11 when Columbine happened and I discovered that the vast majority of my vague notions/memories about what transpired were in fact largely myths perpetuated by the media at the time (this is candidly discussed by the author who is a journalist that was involved in the original coverage). Definitely would recommend!

Kimiam I read this book a few years ago when it first came out. Makes you wonder how well you really know your children. 4mo
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Christine11
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I finished this one last night. I found it incredibly interesting but definitely a tough subject. I was only 7 when it happened and I live in the UK so I don‘t have any recollection of the event itself. It was fascinating and disturbing to read about all the different factors at play and misinformation put out at the time. It was reading about the long painful recovery of some the victims that really got to me - just overwhelming sad and unfair.

BookNAround Sue Klebold wrote A Mother‘s Reckoning about her son and Columbine. It‘s a fantastic but tough book that makes a great companion to this one. 4mo
Slajaunie The school counselor came to my school to tell us about her experience. 4mo
Christine11 @BookNAround Thank you! I‘ve added it to my TBR and I‘ll definitely read it soon - I‘d be interested to read what she has to say because it must have put her in a situation that felt so impossible. 4mo
Christine11 @Slajaunie I think it‘s good to hear from the people who experienced it. But it must have been tough to listen to. 4mo
Slajaunie It was. She had counseled one of the boys. 4mo
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sblbooks
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Hi I read my first non-fiction book of the year. It was a good book. I can't say I enjoyed it due to the subject matter. Parts of the story were hard to listen to and very sad.
My plan is to listen to one #nonfiction book each month.

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Chrissyreadit
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Hop over to @BurghBookAddict if you are interested! Tagged book scheduled for February.

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JacintaMCarter
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Bklover
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#AdventRecommends. Day 7
I read this a few years ago and was amazed. I couldn‘t put it down- I learned so much about what we hear on the news and what really happens. The Columbine high school killings were so different from what I thought had happened. This was a fascinating book that took the author ten years to research and write. Highly recommend.

MelissaSue81 Definitely want to read this. He‘s writing/written a Parkland one as well. 7mo
Amiable Oh, this is such a good book. Great pick. 7mo
Reecaspieces This is such a great book. Terrible but great 7mo
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FantasyChick Such a great book (I always feel like a horrible person saying that, but it was so well written). Have you read Sue Klebold's book? Heartbreaking and eye opening read but so fascinating. 7mo
Bklover @MelissaSue81 I just recently saw that. I‘m looking forward to the Parkland book. 7mo
Bklover @Amiable @Reecaspieces @FantasyChick It IS such a terrible but great book! I‘m going to have to check out Sue Klebold‘s book too! 7mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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According to a recent report, a total of 65 shootings were reported on school campuses in 2017. The number of school shootings in 2018 now matches last year's total.

https://www.abc15.com/news/data/school-shootings-in-u-s-when-where-each-shooting...

This book is an account of the Columbine High School massacre and gives a deeper understanding of what drove the boys to kill.

#AmericanHorror #NoFemmeber

Emilymdxn I‘ve been really wanting to read this, heard it was a very important book 8mo
laurenbescoby It just keeps getting worse. Heartbreaking. 8mo
Reecaspieces This book is outstanding 8mo
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Billypar Wow...I had no idea that count is so high for this year. So much heartbreak, year after year since Columbine. 8mo
AmyG Thank you, lovely, for your horror postcard which perfectly arrived yesterday..on Halloween. 😘 And...I have this on my pile to read. I‘ve read the Sue Klebold book....which I may never get over. Incredible book. 8mo
Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻 8mo
Moray_Reads Truly horrifying, I can't believe this is still happening so frequently 8mo
Kalalalatja 💔💔💔💔 it is unbelievable, horrifying, heartbreaking 8mo
Butterflyamore That was a such an emotional read. Dave Cullen did a really good job. 8mo
Cinfhen I read the Mom‘s memoir this year ~ it was brutal to read 8mo
BarbaraBB Good choice. It is something American that‘s real horror. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, so glad for the perfect timing @AmyG ! I‘ll look out for the Sue Klebold book @Cinfhen . 8mo
britt_brooke I want to read this, but school shootings are a major trigger for me. I just can‘t do it. 😩 Dec 1 is the 21st anniversary of the shooting at my rural KY high school. I was 16. I can‘t even deal with how rampant this has become. 8mo
Reviewsbylola I know @britt_brooke. We had to hold our Halloween parade inside yesterday due to rain and I‘m not going to lie, the thought crossed my mind that this would be the perfect opportunity for a sicko to commit an atrocity like this. We shouldn‘t have to worry about these types of things and it‘s sickening. 8mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Those thoughts always come to me in crowded situations. I hate it. 8mo
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GlitterGirl
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1. Yes
2. Way more fiction. Try to read on non-fiction every month.
3. Not sure there is a favorite...the seven I read so far this year is right across the board
4. The Eighth Summit - Peter van Kets / Bulletproof - Chuck Holton /
5. Collumbine - Dave Cullen
#hellothursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 10mo
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Jessicaanne
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This book was emotional and upsetting and also incredibly written. The author managed to delve into the lives of the killers and what brought them to this point while also telling the stories and the victims and survivors.
With all the misinformation that still remains popular Dave Cullen sets the story straight
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jillannjohn I really need to move this up on my massive TBR pile. 10mo
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SassyBookworm
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The book really opened my eyes to the Columbine tragedy. I was in middle school when this occurred and it‘s so scary to really see how the minds of the killers worked and how this terrible tragedy effected the victims and their families. Well researched and respectfully presented.

#SassyBookworm😏

PaperbackPirate I was shocked by how many details about the whole thing were misreported initially. 10mo
SassyBookworm @PaperbackPirate yes me too! Had me kinda upset at the police who kept hiding everything. I think they thought their intentions were good but it was a huge mistake. 10mo
callielafleur He's writing a new book about Parkland now, which should be good. Honestly though, I wish he would give it a little bit more time- I think part of the reason Columbine is so amazing is because of the digging he did for details after, and there hasn't really been enough time for that kind of investigation and reflection. 10mo
SassyBookworm @callielafleur I definitely agree a lot of the details of years later really made the book for me. 10mo
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Jessicaanne
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My Ideal Saturday night 🍷📖🐶

CaliforniaCay Looks perfect 😀 welcome to litsy! 10mo
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Jessicaanne
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Going to attempt the #bookaweekchallenge @TheReadingMermaid

Happy September!

I have no idea if I‘m doing this right #Imnewhere

PaperbackPirate Columbine was a real eye-opener to me. I hope you like it too. 10mo
Lovesbooks87 Columbine was such a powerful read and very eye opening! 10mo
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WeeziesBooks
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Thank you so much @callielafleur ! I‘m dying (haha) over these bookmarks! #itcs

callielafleur ❤️❤️ thanks for being an awesome swap partner! 10mo
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 10mo
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nelehelen
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Yeeeessss!!! Thank you @aprilpohren for this thoughtful and amazing box of goodies! The tote is just perfect. How did you ever know about my love for dogs! 🤗 I cant wait to wear those socks and dive into these books I‘ve wanted for so long!!! Thank you, friend!! ♥️♥️♥️

And thank you @JenlovesJT47 for organizing this awesome swap! Please let‘s do another one soon! 😘😘😘

#ItsTrulyCriminalSwap
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JenlovesJT47 Awesome! 💚💚💚 10mo
aprilpohren Yay!! So glad that you like everything! I stalked your page and saw your adorable little furry friend and sensed a fellow doggie lover 😀 10mo
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GlitterGirl
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This!!!! This is why I want to find an old varsity professor and whack them so hard with this book that they fall flat on their ass! The course was mediastudies. The objective: hand in a paper on the influence of media on children. Case study: Columbine. Prevailing point of view of professor: "because they watch violent movies and played violent video games"
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GlitterGirl The entire class handed in papers on various cases and contributed the violence to movies and video games...I did my paper on Columbine...giving evidence that it was not violent movies etc, that other factors where in play... And this god forsaken professor gave me a pass mark, but just a pass, as in 50% or something like that because: she cant fail me, the paper was handed in, the research was done, every guide line followed etc. 11mo
GlitterGirl But no marks for content because I was clearly wrong in drawing conclusions that violent movies and video games was not the reason for the shootings!! Never mind the evidence to the contrary!!!!!!!! That was an A+ paper but the professor could not get over preconceptions! 😡😡😡👿👿👿👿 11mo
TheKidUpstairs What a horrible professor. So closed minded! 11mo
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GlitterGirl
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I have actually done this!

Found on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/300481386959792/posts/704902773184316/ (Page of a novel connection)

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GlitterGirl
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Suped excited for this!

keithmalek Psycho. 11mo
keithmalek Just kidding. I read it too. It's good. 11mo
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Morr_Books
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Such a great book! I remember this event so clearly, as I was a senior in high school, and this event hit every high school in the nation. However, I was really sheltered from a lot of the details. This book covered all the details. Well done! Also, Patrick Ireland - you are amazing!

Kalalalatja Such a great book, but tough topic! 12mo
Geeklet I recommend this one to everyone who is into crime nonfiction. 12mo
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RadicalReader
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Unfortunately had to bail on this book really wanted to enjoy it but felt like it was too much of an autobiography about each of the students and staff who attended Columbine HS

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Bklover This book was AMAZING!! I learned so much! 12mo
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CuriousG
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Need 2 posts to cover today's riotgrams! I listen to a ton of book related podcasts, but I've only included 7 here. And I know, Extra Credit technically isn't about books, but it's about knowledge/learning, so in my mind it still counts #riotgrams #dayfourteen #podcasts #bookpodcasts

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Karkar
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Wow. This book....Wow. So much I thought I knew was wrong. Dave spent years researching this book and it shows. So so so good. Still a very timely read, gives great insights into what the media had wrong and what the media is still today doing wrong when school shootings happen.

TiredLibrarian Have you read this? My heart broke for her, and all the kids 💔 13mo
overtheedge Loved this.... 13mo
Lovesbooks87 Totally agree with your review. I recommend reading I felt it was a very powerful read. Just like Columbine. 13mo
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TheDaysGoBy
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Wow. That was intense and incredibly powerful. I really paced myself with this one as the material was too heavy to listen to within a couple days, but I don't regret reading this book. It was incredibly well written and really hit on all aspects of the tragedy.

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Kalalalatja
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How do you even review a book like this? After listening to Sue Klebold‘s memoir, I wanted to know more about this tragedy, and this book gave me that and put it into a much larger context. So many things went wrong before, on and after April 20th 1999, but reading about how people are trying to cope with this was what really got to me.

I understand why some people can‘t read this. But it‘s important, too, and I‘m glad it‘s out there

AmyG The Sue Klebold book gutted me. I still need to read this one. 14mo
Cinfhen Great review & what @AmyG said 💔 14mo
IamIamIam Thanks for the review! Sue Klebold's book was hard to get through, especially having young kids. Definitely going to check this one out. 14mo
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Kaye Definitely agree. Factual info needs to be released to hopefully stop these from happening , see improvements that need made in certain areas , etc. I just can‘t fathom how this stuff happens. Back in my day , school was my Safe Zone. It should still be kid‘s safe zones. So many areas that need repaired. Security. Lack of awareness of kids that need HELP. Gun laws. Parents paying attention to troubled kids. Geez. Never ending list. 14mo
Mdargusch I need to read both of these books! 14mo
CuriousG I listened to this on audio - so hard to keep going, yet so important. I'm really glad I did 14mo
emilyhaldi I have been avoiding this one but someday maybe I will read 💙 amazing view btw! Is that your parents house?? 14mo
Lizpixie I have this on audio as well. The Sue Klebold book is on my bookdepository.com Wishlist. 14mo
Reviewsbylola This is so good and made such an impact. I loved Sue‘s book too. 14mo
Kalalalatja @AmyG @Cinfhen @IamIamIam @Mdargusch @Lizpixie it really is heartbreaking what Dylan and Eric did, but some of the reactions afterwards broke my heart, too. I can‘t even imagine how it must have been like being at that school, but Dave Cullen does a great job with it. @Reviewsbylola @CuriousG I completely agree! Cullen is really a skilles writer, and I felt he had a lot of empathy for all the people involved. 14mo
Kalalalatja @emilyhaldi it definitely requires the right mindset! And thanks! It‘s my mom‘s and her partner‘s ☺️ 14mo
Kalalalatja @Kaye Agreed! I‘m fortunate enough to live in a country where I have never had to worry about going to school, because we have really strict gun control, and a lot of focus on mental health issues. But that doesn‘t mean it will never happen in Denmark or other countries like it, and Columbine just goes to show how important it is to notice the small stuff 14mo
CouronneDhiver I feel a lot like that too... not impossible, but not nearly as much of a concern here. @Kalalalatja 14mo
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Kalalalatja
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Man, this is brutal 💔

#currentlyreading

Kaye This is one I just cannot read. Out of all the true crime books I‘ve read, I can‘t do school shooting ones. Just too difficult. Impossible to fathom what it‘s like as a kid in school now. They have lockdown drills like we had fire drills. I feel sorry for the kids who get hurt and their families, but equally feel bad about the kids who do the crime. They either have an undiagnosed issue or they need someone to NOTICE their problems. Gun laws, etc 14mo
Weaponxgirl I'm really interested in this one I was 15 across the pond when it happened and remember the news about it. Now reading that lots of what was reported is bunk such as him loving Marilyn Manson and that he wasn't picked on at school means I want to know more. I can't believe you guys are still having stuff like this happen! 14mo
Weaponxgirl @Kaye your right there's so many issues that need to be discussed around these things. 14mo
Kaye It‘s good that they write factual books about these shootings, as they may be able to study each case and figure out any solutions or loopholes they miss, etc 14mo
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Notafraidofwords
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I just finished reading this and I have to say I‘m glad. Reading this was pure torture. A) I‘m a wimp B) This is a devastating look into columbine. This author is a great journalist and doesn‘t mince words. He calls out the media and doesn‘t shy away from solutions. I suggest reading this, but be aware of how disturbing it is. My heart aches for everyone involved.

Julsmarshall I felt exactly the same way. 14mo
Notafraidofwords @Julsmarshall when this author described talking to the father about his own troubles, it made me choke up. I don‘t even know why. It‘s just it‘s so long and sad. 14mo
peaknit I found this a tough one too, but I am glad I read it, it was good to know more about how this can happen. 14mo
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Lovesbooks87 Totally agree with your review! Read it almost a month ago and still am thinking about it. After I read this I read A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold and it was very powerful to see the tragedy from her side. I have always wondered how the killers parents couldn't have known that their children were going to commit such an awful crime. Highly recommend it! 14mo
Notafraidofwords @Lovesbooks87 Ohhh I‘m so happy you commented. I have questions about it. S.kebloid seems to be the most vocal of all parents. Does the book take accountability of any sort or offer new insight ? 14mo
Lovesbooks87 @Notafraidofwords she absolutely takes responsibility for her sons actions. I was worried about that too. She also does offer some new insight into what happen. She also wants to bring to light mental health awareness so someone may see the signs in their child that she didn't see in hers! 14mo
Notafraidofwords @Lovesbooks87 oh okay. I will pick it up. I wonder about Erics parents because it was clear that dylan was super depressive but Eric was just a horrible sociopath so what comfort do they have ? 14mo
Lovesbooks87 @Notafraidofwords I don't think that Eric's parents have ever spoken out. So I don't really know how they feel. I don't know if you could get any comfort knowing your child was a sociopath and put together such an awful plan to kill so many people. 14mo
Notafraidofwords @Lovesbooks87 yeah, this book explained how mute they have been. Especially the mom. All of it is so terrible and I hope this book provokes some changes that can lead to good. 14mo
Suet624 I agree that Sue Klebold‘s book is definitely worth the read. She does an amazing job with a very difficult topic. 13mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen

Started listening to this today at work, and this is bumming me out hard. I was only 10 when it'd happened and I didn't know/remember much about it. Such a horrific tragedy. Maybe I'll have to take this slower and listen to some happy music instead tomorrow

Lovesbooks87 It is a powerful read and very eye opening. But it is a hard thing to read. I made sure I read a happy book after it! 14mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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April was a tad slow compared to my usual, but still pretty solid overall; I'm at 70 books YTD. Columbine was my 5 star read (😢) and other than that, YA was the flavor of the month 😄

CouronneDhiver Wow! 🙂 14mo
sam.professional_reader Loved The Upside Of Unrequited! 14mo
jwashreads YA is always my flavor of the month! 14mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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Wipe away everything you think you know about this (incredibly sad) event and go into this book open-minded.

It‘s a triumph of investigative journalism. Very thorough, well researched and presented... excellent narration too.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lovesbooks87 This book was very eye opening about this tragedy. I read it weeks ago and am still thinking about it! 14mo
Onioons The different perspectives were really well written. 14mo
CouronneDhiver I totally agree. @Onioons 14mo
CouronneDhiver So true! I‘m sure it will stay with me for quite some time too... @Lovesbooks87 14mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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Wow. This is a harrowing, riveting five star account of the Columbine shooting. If what you know about this case is based completely on what you saw in the news at the time, I guarantee this book will blow you away with how it sets the story straight. I had no idea how wrong the media had gotten it or how much worse this tragedy would have been had everything gone according to their plan. Scary stuff. #audiobook #nonfiction #libby

Lovesbooks87 I completely agree with your review. It was very eye opening and I am so glad that there plan didn't go the way they wanted to. After I read this I read A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold (by one of the killers mom) and it was very eye opening as well. I highly recommend reading it! 1y
swishandflick @Lovesbooks87 Thanks for the rec! I had no idea she'd written a book. 1y
CouronneDhiver Just borrowed this audiobook- thanks! If you haven‘t read it already, Sue Klebold‘s book is quite interesting too 1y
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marywag08 I‘ve been wanting to read this one, but I don‘t know if I can bring myself to do it. Eric Harris was in my sister‘s 4th grade class. She had a crush on him at one point. 😬 1y
KimmyM I read this years ago and found it moving and fascinating. 1y
Dorianna I bought this one and it‘s been sitting on my TBR stack. I feel like I need to mentally prepare myself before reading. 1y
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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The rest of my #BookHaul from my B&N gift card.

I didn‘t realize when I picked it out, but today is the tragic anniversary of Columbine. I‘m so proud of the country‘s youth for not accepting the status quo. ✊🏻 Keep it up.

avgeyer I got Columbine on a kindle deal not long ago, but I haven‘t started it yet. I need to get to this ASAP. 1y
Lovesbooks87 Columbine was such a powerful read. It was on my mind all day today. 1y
Jabberwocky I just finished Columbine last week, loved it as much as you can love a book with such resonance. 1y
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Cinfhen I really want to read Columbine especially after reading 1y
Itchyfeetreader This was exceptional journalism about a difficult subject. @cinfen I read this straight after A Mother‘s Reckoning and felt it was a good partner read 1y
mrozzz @Jabberwocky I understand that. I really want to find a few days where I can just focus on it and give it the space it deserves. @Lovesbooks87 1y
mrozzz @avgeyer Me too! Such an important book. 1y
mrozzz Oh! @Cinfhen @Itchyfeetreader I will definitely have to pick that up too. 1y
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Lovesbooks87
Columbine | Dave Cullen
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19 years ago (tomorrow) I remember being a terrified middle schooler. As I watched the coverage on t.v. and being so afraid that this was going to happen at my school. Now as an adult I get so upset each time I see that this has happened again in another place. I never realized how much more catastrophic Columbine was supposed to be if the killers plans had gone the way they wanted. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

Lovesbooks87 I feel that this was a very powerful read that I will be thinking about for a long time to come. I wish I would never have to see where this has happened but I know that is just wish! 😟😟😟 1y
callielafleur I loved this book. This was a huge event in my life (I was a junior in hs at the time), and it really changed me and my high school experience. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get through the retelling of these events, but it was done extremely well, and very respectfully. 1y
Lovesbooks87 @callielafleur I totally agree. I didn't think I could read this either but I feel it is something that needs to be read. I feel like Columbine changed my school experience too because I lived in fear that it was going to happen at my school. I still remember sitting in classes and thinking if something happened what was the fast way to get out of the school! 1y
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Copwithabook When I was in the academy,we studied Columbine. I agree that the book was very well written. There were so many lessons for law enforcement to learn from this event! 1y
callielafleur @Lovesbooks87 We had bomb threats, over and over, for what felt like weeks after, to the point where they said they weren't going to evacuate us anymore. So many kids were treated very unfairly because of what the media was saying. It was a terrible time. 1y
TLVZ721 This was an excellent book with the most difficult subject matter for a parent to read. I still recommend it to people today. 1y
kstadt929 I remember clearly when this happened and have cousins who attended Columbine High School at the time of the shooting 😣 I remember hearing about this book some time ago, but had forgotten about it, so thank you for this review so I can try to get my hands on it soon! 1y
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