Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold and Andrew Solomon

I remember the tragedy of Columbine. It has been seared into my memory clear as day. I remember the sadness I felt for the victims and the parents of the perpetrators. To all who sit and judge, remember this could happen to you.

The Klebold's were blamed for the actions of their child and expected to have answers for why their son, helped to commit this atrocity. The answers to these questions died with those two young men who, themselves might not have even known.

Sue is candid and open about how difficult it was for her to fully accept that her son was not who she thought he was -- that he was a killer. Sue gives us a sobering look into the lives of those we love and how little we actually know about them.

There are no revelations or answers in this book. This book is about a mother coming to terms with what her son did and opening up to the public.

She will be judged critically because everyone makes the assumption that she could of, should have done more, or that they would have known. To those who sit and judge I ask you to reflect back into your life .... as a teen (and even know) and what you didn't let your family know about it. We need to stop putting blame on others and place it on those who are responsible.

[No grade because of the subject matter]



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