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Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Join or create book clubs ☆ 5 Free read Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold mother of one of the Columbine shooters about living in the aftermath of ColumbineOn April 20 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado Over the course of minutes they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty four others before taking their own lives For the last sixteen years Sue Klebold Dylans mother has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day How could her child the promising young man she had loved and raised be responsible for such horror And how as his mother had she not known something was wrong Were there subtle signs she had missed What if anything could she have done differently These are uestions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy In A Mothers Reckoning she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress she tells her story in full drawing upon her personal journals the videos and writings that Dylan left behind and on countless interviews with mental health experts Filled with hard won wisdom and compassion A Mothers Reckoningis a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings never has the need for understanding been urgent All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues Washington Post Best Memoirs of 201. This was a harrowing read at times of course but was also a fascinating perspective by Dylan s mum I m with her I d always say the parents in this situation were clearly rubbish at their job and really couldn t have missed what their kids were planning but after reading this you can see that her and Tom and ALL Dylan s pals clearly had no idea whatsoever how much this boy had changed and how he thought deep down It has to be such a shocking horrible thing to realise Certainly hard enough that your boy s killed himself but to have spree killed others too I don t know how anyone would ever get their head around thatThis struck a chord with me I would have said with confidence that I knew exactly what he was capable of And I would have been wrong and so did this mention of the boys journals Eric drew pictures of weapons swastikas and soldiers Dylan drew hearts uite the difference I also found this was a powerful passage I parented the best way I knew to parent the child I knew not the one he had become without my knowledgeI have to say until I read Dave Cullen s Columbine I had always thought Dylan was the ring leader as for me he was the scary one in those tapes we ve all seen However his little pal Eric was the instigator This passage summed it up Eric Harris wanted to kill and Dylan Klebold wanted to die Without feeding off each other perhaps neither scenario would ever have occurredI found it touching that Sue s donated all her profits from this book and I also thought it nice she returned all monies sent to the family in the aftermath of the tragedy as well The family are good peopleI found it shocking that whe whole world knew what was happening yet I probably knew before Sue and her family what was going on and who was responsible That s just ludicrous I was also shocked to learn the first of possibly many lawsuits was filed days after the tragedy That doesn t sit well with meThis was a brave project for Sue to undertake and I hope that the victims parents also read it and maybe learn it could so easily have been the boot on the other foot Trap Origin #5 years Sue Klebold Dylans mother has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day How could her child the promising Northaven young man she had loved and raised be responsible for such horror And how as his mother had she not known something was wrong Were there subtle signs she had missed What if anything could she have done differently These are uestions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy In A Mothers Reckoning she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress she tells her story in full drawing upon her personal journals the videos and writings that Dylan left behind and on countless interviews with mental health experts Filled with hard won wisdom and compassion A Mothers Reckoningis a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings never has the need for understanding been urgent All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues Washington Post Best Memoirs of 201. This was a harrowing read at times of course but was also a fascinating perspective by Dylan s mum I m with her I d always say the parents in this situation were clearly rubbish at their job and really couldn t have missed what their kids were planning but after reading this The Angel and the Prince you can see that her and Tom and ALL Dylan s pals clearly had no idea whatsoever how much this boy had changed and how he thought deep down It has to be such a shocking horrible thing to realise Certainly hard enough that Cuckolded by the Futa Motorcycle Club your boy s killed himself but to have spree killed others too I don t know how anyone would ever get their head around thatThis struck a chord with me I would have said with confidence that I knew exactly what he was capable of And I would have been wrong and so did this mention of the boys journals Eric drew pictures of weapons swastikas and soldiers Dylan drew hearts uite the difference I also found this was a powerful passage I parented the best way I knew to parent the child I knew not the one he had become without my knowledgeI have to say until I read Dave Cullen s Columbine I had always thought Dylan was the ring leader as for me he was the scary one in those tapes we ve all seen However his little pal Eric was the instigator This passage summed it up Eric Harris wanted to kill and Dylan Klebold wanted to die Without feeding off each other perhaps neither scenario would ever have occurredI found it touching that Sue s donated all her profits from this book and I also thought it nice she returned all monies sent to the family in the aftermath of the tragedy as well The family are good peopleI found it shocking that whe whole world knew what was happening Princess More Tears to Cry yet I probably knew before Sue and her family what was going on and who was responsible That s just ludicrous I was also shocked to learn the first of possibly many lawsuits was filed days after the tragedy That doesn t sit well with meThis was a brave project for Sue to undertake and I hope that the victims parents also read it and maybe learn it could so easily have been the boot on the other foot

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Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Join or create book clubs ☆ 5 Free read Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold mother of one of the Columbine shooters about living in the aftermath of ColumbineOn April 20 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado Over the course of minutes they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty four others before taking their own lives For the last sixteen years Sue Klebold Dylans mother has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day How could her child the promising young man she had loved and raised be responsible for such horror And how as his mother had she not known something was wrong Were there subtle signs she had missed What if anything could she have done differently These are uestions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy In A Mothers Reckoning she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress she tells her story in full drawing upon her personal journals the videos and writings that Dylan left behind and on countless interviews with mental health experts Filled with hard won wisdom and compassion A Mothers Reckoningis a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings never has the need for understanding beenurgent All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues Washington Post Best Memoirs of 2016. Should a reviewer decide on how many stars to give a book upon the entertainment value that the book brings or the content I enjoyed Sue Klebold s book But as the mother of four adult children who were ages twelve to twenty one when the slaughter occurred I hate that Klebold refers to this incident as the tragedy A tragedy is an earthuake or a tornado or a plane crash Preventable cold blooded murders and the suicide of the murderers is not a tragedy I read this book with my hand over my eyes peeking through my spayed fingers with a big knot in my stomach as I knew what was comingAlthough I feel very sorry for Mrs Klebold and perhaps expected too much from her I was apalled at how little attention was given to the victims She was so busy attempting to absolve herself from any responsibility that the victims were only mentioned as an after thought Many reviws on this thread mention the repetitive nature of the text I don t think that it was so much repetitive as an incident would be recalled and then several pages later be retold with a different slant to it For instance when she first tells us that her older son Byron moved out at 18 with her and her husband s blessings but returned for Sunday dinners and enjoyed a good relationship with the family Fifty pages later she reveals that Byron moved out of the house at the intervention of a family councelor Byron plays a rather large role in the family dynamic She tells us that he had difficulty keeping a job and accused him of giving Dylan marijuana In so many words she describes Byron as a bit of a loser and clearly adores Dylan and he becomes the basket that holds all the eggs for Sue She is an academic and is very excited about Dylan s college prospects Byron clearly was not college material Having two male children with this kind of dynamic established spells trouble to me Both boys would be effected by this in different ways Byron of course suffering from the feeling of being a disappointment to his parents and the uiet Dylan clearly the apple of his mother s eye undoubtedly felt pressure under her expectations This is barely noted in the book by SueI was also disappointed to hear absolutely nothing from the Harris family I am sure it was their choice to not participatebut Sue was allowed to completely put the blame on Eric This is absurd on it s face I was fascinated by her research on the suicide gene but the theory that Eric wished to kill others and Dylan only wanted to commit suicide was offensive to ME I can only imagine how it settled with the Harris Sue was very defensive about her family being accused of being well off financially She wanted us all to understand that though her home was clearly a compound in the beautiful mountains of Colorado it had been purchased as a fixer upper The Klebolds were indeed well off This becomes important when Dylan and Eric are caught stealing together Children who are under privileged steal because of the obvious fact that they do not have the possesions that their friends do When a child as privileged as Dylan was steals it becomes much We are lead to believe that Eric is bad and Dylan just blindly follows him into mischeif and eventually a murderous rampage which was originally planned to be much destructive than it was Dylan willingly took part in making the explosive devices and it was his prom date that purchased some of the guns This is also not fleshed out by Sue Was this young woman held responsible in any way I believe she should have been charged as an accessory to the crimeIf that happened Sue does not tell usThe fact that the Klebold s marriage did not survive this most heinous of abominations was also given short shrift by Sue The family had been weakened by many factors that were not given their due in the narritive We all know that Sue Loved Dylan In my opinion Dylan was her everything So much so that she made one excuse for him after another She would explain a negative about Dylan and then inevitably make an excuse for him at the end of the paragraph Didn t all teenage boys behave like Dylan No Sue They do not I am not necessarily judging Sue I am sure I have done it myself Sometimes parents just cannot bear to see what is right in front of their face I feel that Sue Klebold kept her hands over her eyes with her fingers splayed just as I did while reading her story for many years of watching Dylan become darker and darker until the lights went out completely


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    Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy Join or create book clubs ☆ 5 Free read [EPUB] (A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy) Should a reviewer decide on how many stars to give a book upon the entertainment value that the book brings or the content I enjoyed Sue Klebold's book But as the mother of four adult children who were ages twelve to twenty one when the slaughter occurred I hate that Klebold refers to this incident as the tragedy A tragedy is an earthuake or a tornado or a plane crash Preventable cold blooded murders and the suicide of the murderers is no

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    [EPUB] (A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy) characters ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Join or create book clubs I was 14 when the Columbine massacre occurred I can still vividly remember all of the news channels here in Minnesota constantly reporting on it I remember this event so well because I uickly learned that they listened to the same music I liked and so many talk show hosts blaming Rammstein and Marilyn Manson was just absurd to me I remember

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    Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy [EPUB] (A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy) My mom used to get upset with me because I disregarded what was going on in the world as far as news goes Columbine was the first news story that gripped me to the point of obsession I asked all the uestions every other person was a

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    Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy [EPUB] (A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy) characters ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Join or create book clubs This was a harrowing read at times of course but was also a fascinating perspective by Dylan's mum I'm with her I'd always say the parents in this situation were clearly rubbish at their job and really couldn't have missed what their kids were planning but after reading this you can see that her and Tom and ALL Dylan's pals clearly had no

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    [EPUB] (A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy) Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy I went into this book with an open mind and came out having a lot of respect for Sue Klebold She is clearly a decent woman who did her best raising Dylan and I don’t consider the massacre to be a result of bad upbringing at all Life must have been hell for her since and I have so much sympathy grieving for a s

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    [EPUB] (A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy) Join or create book clubs ☆ 5 Free read Free read A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy A very brave book by an interesting if slightly obsessed woman that delves into the meaning of being a parent as much as it does the nature of dealing with deep tragedy and lossI have my uestions about the veracity of some of Mrs Klebold's claims but for the most part she is relating her own uniue experience of the events around Columbine and how they affected her and those close to her so my doubts are perhaps without answersThis book broa

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    [EPUB] (A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy) I like a lot of people uestion the upbringing of mass murderers so bought this book to see from the other side If you are looking for a minute by minute account about Columbine this isn't it it is all written from Sue Klebold's mother of Dylan perspective and unfolds in the order events did for her It is not a book of excuses she wr

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