The Columbine tragedy in April 1999 pierced the heart of our country. In December 1999, we learned that the teenage killers specifically ...
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"Rachel's Tears" was my Independent reading book this quarter. Rachel's Tears was a true story of a teenage girl named Rachel who strongly believed in God. Her father and mother were divorced which made it hard on her and her siblings. One morning she woke up. Everything was normal until her and her brother left for school. Two troubled students decided to bring guns into school and start shooting. They shot almost everybody in their paths. Rachel’s brother survived, but Rachel didn’t. As the book goes on, Rachel’s family starts looking through her journals. They were full of letters to Christ. Rachel’s mother knew she was close to God, but never really knew how close she was. The book itself is full of her letters. The reason for the school shooting was that not only were the killers were getting bullied, but they killed people for their religious beliefs and for their race.
Theme: I believe that there is more than one theme in this book. One theme is live life to the fullest. You never know what will happen tomorrow. Another theme in this book is never stay mad at someone. You never know when its there time to go, and the last conversation you have with them shouldn’t be an argument. This book shows how fragile life can really be, and it’s a scary thing.