Sunday, April 19, 2009

Columbine: 10-Year Anniversary

It's been ten years since Eric Harris and Dylan Kiebold took over Columbine High School--killing 12 students and a teacher--and injuring 24 others--before killing themselves.

Other school shootings have followed. School authorities and psychologists continue to ask why.

Lionel Shriver's novel, We Need to Talk About Kevin, provides vivid insights. It is told through the perspective of Eva--the mother of an unlovable boy who murdered seven of his classmates, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher who tried to befriend him. The Boston Globe said, "Impossible to put down . . . brutally honest. . . . Who, in the end, needs to talk about Kevin? Maybe we all do."

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