Sue Klebold Writing Styles in A Mother's Reckoning

Sue Klebold
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Structure

The structure of the memoir follows the unraveling of the Columbine tragedy and frequently shifts from present to recounts of past events. The storyline is not constructed in a chronological manner, but rather depicts Sue Klebold's own personal journey to come to terms with her son's violent actions. Sue frequently draws connections between the past and their impact on the events that occurred in the wake of Columbine. While somewhat inconstant, the overall progression of the memoir generally follows the author’s personal experience in overcoming the trauma that followed the Columbine tragedy.

The book is broken down into two parts, the first part includes chapters 1 through 10 and is entitled, "The Last People on Earth." The second part covers chapters 11 through 18 and is titled "Toward Understanding." These two sections reflect the progression of grief that Sue underwent in the aftermath of Columbine. Initially she is in denial...

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