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J reviewed She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall on
Helpful Score: 11
This a very short book and a quick read. I expected to cry and feel very sad while reading it. My reaction was quite the opposite.
Written by her mother, this book describes the too-short life of Cassie Bernall. Her mother wrote very honestly and openly about her feelings of not only sadness and hurt, but also her feelings of anger and "why MY daugher?". She also did not sugarcoat a very rough period in her daughter's life when Cassie became a VERY rebellious teen (and thats putting it mildly).
Through the sadness and pain of losing a child, this book is very uplifting and reminds you of what is important in life, how to forgive, and will make you rethink your priorities. This book was about a life that was cut all too short, about a mother's love for her daughter, and her continuing struggle try to make sense of that horrible day at Columbine.
This book was so good! I cried all through it, but it is so outstanding in my opinion that this young lady stood up for her belief in God even while in peril. She is truly a shining example for young people today. It is heartbreaking that she should have had to look death in the face while she stood up for her Lord, but I feel sure that God said "Well done, good and faithful servant." I would recommend this book to all young people, but she is also a truly inspiring example to all of us. Great, great book!
SHE SAID YES is the empowering story of Cassie Bernall, a victim of the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. Cassie had a gun pointed at her forehead and when asked if she believed in God she said yes. She was shot for standing up for what she believed in. Misty Bernall, Cassie's mother, wrote the book and there are many quotes from other members of her family and friends who were in the school library where Cassie was shot. There are quotes from people from her church who knew her and people that knew her from school. Cassie went through a very hard stage in her first couple of years of high school and ended up at Columbine High School because she was doing so much better. She was very involved in church and was not even scared to stand up for what she believed in.
You don't have to believe in God, go to church, or be religious in any way to fully enjoy this book. The basic question is, could you do what she did? Would you be able to stand up for what you believe in, even if that meant being killed? The only thing that I really didn't like about this book was the fact that only the first chapter was about the shooting at Columbine. The rest of the book is about Cassie and background information on her and how she ended up attending Columbine High School.
Sharon M. (taxi) reviewed She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall on
Helpful Score: 1
This book is a classic. It's a touching story of a beautiful life cut short. What a tragic ending for a beautiful girl and spirit. May all the victim's of the Columbine tragedy rest in peace. The shooters were victims as well, may they also rest in peace. May the world never experience another school tragedy like this again.
I give this book a 10 and Im stingy. I read it in just a few hours and it was one of those books you just cant put down once youve started reading. The Columbine tragedy has been dissected and evaluated over and over again and each time I read about it I am more convinced that there are dark powers working to destroy families and seem to focus on the youth of our society.
Cassies story was the first story of two I have read about the Columbine murders through paperbackswap that I can foresee the vast majority of youth relating to on muliple levels. Her home conflicts and her getting into the wrong crowd and finding that this crowd was recruiting her into their dark world and how they literally would not let her go and planned out such vicious attacks on her parents, her teachers, and basically get the picture they hate all authority figures and you question their parents ability to condon such behaviour.
I think Cassies parents did the right thing in removing her from that location and that school, personally public schools are not the place for any children, because they are conducive to the bad elments in society and seem to be a place where dark powers of this world thrive and do not have the best interest of each student in mind. Her story of how well she did at a private Christian school just before transfering back to Columbine public school is just another reason for us to listen and not just hear but to take action and consider the seriousness and pttential traumas to our children by placing them in public schools. How sad to think that if they had kept her in the private school this would not have happened. A lesson on many levels for all of us. Lessons on parenting, lessons on pickig the right environment for our kids to learn in, lessons for teens considering getting into such lifestyles, and lastly lessons for the masses in regards to how much God does make positive differences in our lives, our families lives and our communities. God bless this family with peace that Cassie is in a better place and we all shout YES!
This is about a young girl who was killed at columbine high school. From the information in the book I think that a witch's coven was at work in the area. There may have even been child sexual abuse involved.
It is not so much the information the book covers that is interesting but the story between the lines. I am surprised that the police did not follow up on the coven possibility angle. It had the classic child abuse, coven, hand print all over what happened up there.