December 5, 2012

By Dave Cullen
Reviewed by Hannah Williams
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Columbine, by Dave Cullen, is a factual story about the events that lead up to and took place at the Columbine shootings. In this story, Cullen tells us about the killers’ motives and earlier life before the killing. Both Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were bright young men with promising futures. Looking into the minds of these boys gives a vivid picture of how they felt about killing poeple,hating people, wanting desperately to commit suicide, and being the leaders of the whole world; one without people. Dylan was the less handsome of the two and he dealt with depression, feeling hated, and looking forward to dying. Eric was more handsome and was always trying to flirt with a new girl, although he hated the world just as much as Eric and hated people just the same. After the shootings, Dr. Fuselier concluded that Eric was a pyschopath. therefore, he had killed to demonstrate his superiority, and becuase he enjoyed it! Cullen used flashback to tell us of what the boys had ben thinking and how they had been living before their rampage. Quotes from Eric and Dylan’s video journals were also thrown into the mix, along with newspaper reports and eyewitness accounts that came out after the murder.

This book was repetitive and incredibly slow! If you’re a person reads books slower than others, I would suggest not reading this book. However, if you enjoy getting all the facts and details to a “T”, along with gruesome details, I would reccoment this book for you! (You also may enjoy this book if you are interested in learning about pyshcopaths.) Although I found this book quite bland, it was impressivly written. Although the information seemed to be repeated over and over. If you want to learn more about Columbine, or the reason for Rachel’s Challenge, this could be the book for you!

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