“A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy” is written by Sue Klebold.The genre of ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’ is Self Help and Death and Grief.It was April 20, 1999, when Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris went into Columbine High School, in Little ton and in just few minutes killed twelve students and a teacher and also wounded many students and staff members and after that they also killed themselves.
Even after sixteen years of this horrible incident Dylan Klebold’s mother, Sue Klebold is living with ineffable agony, pain and shame whatever her son had done. She is still in shock that how her talented young child, whom she nurtured with love and care, be responsible for such a brutal act. She is also thinking how as a mother she was not able to find that something was disturbing her son, which provoked her son for such a shameful act.
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There are many more questions which she confronts everyday from the day of Columbine tragedy. In her book ‘A Mother’s Reckoning’, she narrates with courageous honesty her role as a mother and what she missed and didn’t understand, which led her son for that deadly act.
She was hoping that the perceptive, intuition and observations she has earned will also help other parents to recognize when their child is in stress or depressed. She narrates her story in details, with the help of her own personnel diaries, the written notes and videos left by Dylan behind and also with the help of interviews done with mental health experts.
‘A Mother’s Reckoning’ lighten the most sensitive issue of present parenting and child’s problem. Newtown amd Charleston shooting incidents again put more stress and urgency to understand our children’s behavior to avoid such brutal incidents.A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold read online.