school shooting tragedy

kayleyklinkel said to quoted-books: I know this may sound odd.. But what are some books about shootings or school tragedies?

 I don’t think your request is odd at all. Any sort of violent death is something that we are going to want to try and understand. I think it’s why I studied serial killers so much when I was younger. Trying to find meaning behind why people do the things they do. School shootings are traumatic, horrific experiences that seem to be growing more prevalent in the U.S. each and every year. These four books are the ones I’ve read that focus on this issue- some more than others. I do have some nonfiction books I’ll include at the end that I haven’t read (but did add to my TBR list) in case you want to check those out as well!

1. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult -This is by far one of my favorite books of hers. 

2. Hate List by Jennifer Brown

3. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb

4. And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard- This one is a little different. It’s half in prose and more deals with a girl dealing with the aftereffects of what happens when her boyfriend brings a gun to school. 

Nonfiction books:

5. Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters by Peter Langman

6. No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind Death at Columbine by Brooks Brown

Thanks so much for the question. I hope this list was able to help you some! Happy reading!



Umpqua College Shooting

At least 15 people are dead and 20 injured after a shooting at a community college in Oregon Thursday morning, officials said.
The shooting started at 10:38 a.m., police said. The shooter is now reported as “down,” with no further details immediately available, said Douglass County commissioner Chris Boice.
Oregon State Police later said at least 15 people had died.
The shooter has now been identified.

After the shooting, users on several message boards discovered a post on 4chan believed to be an early warning from the shooter:
“Some of you guys are alright. Don´t go to school tomorrow!!!”

The two-year school, located about 67 miles south of Eugene, has roughly 3,300 full-time students and 16,000 part-time students, according to its website.