A Mother's Reckoning Quotes

Sue Klebold
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In the aftermath of Columbine, the world’s judgment was understandably swift: Dylan was a monster. But that conclusion was also misleading, because it tied up too neatly a far more confounding reality. Like all mythologies, this belief that Dylan was a monster served a deeper purpose: people needed to believe they would recognize evil in their midst. Monsters are unmistakable; you would know a monster if you saw one, wouldn’t you?
-- Sue Klebold (chapter 6 paragraph 14)

Importance: This quotation serves to highlight the underlying goal of this memoir: to educate and inform parents that events like Columbine are not as remote as they may seem. Sue wants parents to be more aware of their children's actions and behaviors as she believes many of these violent crimes can in fact be prevented. This is one of the messages that she reiterates frequently throughout her book and it is a personal mission for her to help...

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