When Sue Klebold decided to write a book about her son Dylan, she set a daunting task. How to express her love for the boy she raised—without minimizing the horror of his acts?
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When Sue Klebold decided to write a book about her son Dylan, who along with Eric Harris massacred 12 fellow students and a teacher at Columbine High School in 1999, she set herself a daunting task. How to express her love for the boy she raised—without minimizing the horror of his acts? Would she seem to be "cashing in" (despite donating profits to charity)? And would she sound defensiv...
"Heartbreaking story that is beautifully written. I am not sure that I have ever cried so much reading any other book."
elk grove village, IL
"Riveting. Heart breaking. One scene stays with me. After she gave birth and she held her son she had a strong what I call "knowing" moment that this child would bring her great sadness. "
"Heart-wrenching and honest. "
"As hard as this book was to read, I couldn't put it down. It was brutally honest, and made me put myself in Sue's shoes. What a beautifully heart-breaking glimpse into the "other side" of the story."
"Brave, weird, eye-opening, thought-provoking to the nth degree. So sad."
"Unbelievably honest. I want to hug Sue and tell her she did her best. Dylan's brutality was not her fault."
Hot Springs, AR
"I wasn't sure I could be sympathetic going into this book but by the end I felt a deep connection with this woman...I can not imagine having to live her life. "
"Very insightful. "
"Wow... great read and very heart wrenching. A very different take on the tragedy at Columbine"
Sierra Madre , CA
"Still haven't read the second half, its so intense i had to take break! such a fascinating and heartbreaking story"
Brighton , MA
"This book took courage to write. So many people judged the Klebold family harshly after the shooting. The tale is heart wrenching and beautifully written. I highly recommend! "