Vinicio Vela Vela từ Campina - AM, Braxin
i've never had so many bad dreams while reading one book. from the day i started i didn't want to set the book down, not just because it was so incredibly researched and written, but also because i didn't want to go to bed before finding the resolve at the end of the story. it's one of the only books that created a feeling of nausea, fear, and sorrow from page one. i was a sophomore in high school during the columbine shooting, and then later became a middle school teacher. as a sophomore in high school, i believed everything i read and saw about anything on the news. these were adults, supposedly doing research, telling the truth, and i was suckered into believing it. as a school teacher, i related the most with the teacher in this story, dave. i definitely understand how, after day in and day out with these students (who make the transition to basically becoming your children at some point in the school year), his first instinct was to save as many kids as he could, how it probably never entered his mind to leave one student behind. his story was the most moving to me, he loved his "children" too much to think of himself. it almost made me angry to read about the teacher who screamed to the kids in the library to get down and then left to hide with other faculty members. i understand that nobody really knows what they'd do when put in that situation, but she just infuriated me! anyway, this book helped to clear up SO many faults of the media's coverage back then, and gave me a clearer idea of just how wide and deep this tragedy really was.