Written teen to teen as a first-person narrative, this is not a book about the Columbine shootings - instead, it's a story of faith, told in Rachel's own words. The book includes first person narratives, journal entries, drawings from Rachel's diary, and notes from her parents and friends at Columbine High School. Additionally, "me pages" (what makes me angry, what I'm afraid of) encourage teens to explore issues central to their lives and faith. Highlighting Rachel's faith journey from the time she became a Christian, through her joys and doubts, her hopes and dreams, this story is a triumphant testimony that teens will treasure.
This book has changed my life for the better
On April 21st i watched a few documentaries about Columbine and they made me feel pretty sad. Then I read about the victims. In particular Rachel, Cassie, and Lauren. There stories and views on life have inspired me to be a better person and they have (mostly) erased my doubts in God and Jesus. This is a book that everyone, especially every teenager should read.
I Feel Like I Actually Met Her
Rachel and I were both 17 in 1999. When I learned about her and heard her story, I wished that I could have known her somehow. This book is a wonderful glimpse at the girl behind the story, the writer of the journals, and I feel blessed to have read it.