Saturday, September 03, 2016
A Mother's Reckoning - Sue Klebold
It is interesting to find out her perspective, as often it is easy for us to blame the family - what did they know? Did they not suspect anything? Did they not bring him up right? Was he allowed access to guns and weapons? Was he bullied? And really this just seemed to be a normal kid with normal parents who plotted and planned with his friend and maybe in hindsight we can see clues more easily.
I was a bit surprised by the community response. Many people showed their tolerance and acts of kindness to the Klebold family, while many more were angry threatening family and friends and you have to admire them for staying in the same town afterwards.
Certainly a book I have been thinking about days after reading it and I am sure I will think about it for the years ahead. 5/5