Cullen, the author of the groundbreaking Columbine, brings his eloquence, expertise, combination of deep research and concision, and unbiased perspective to yet another mass school shooting, revealing its deepest layers and resonance . . . This moving, defining, and important account of an essential and vital youth movement dedicated to change and saving lives belongs in every public and school library.
In both Columbine and this up-to-the minute portrait of the Parkland tragedy, Cullen has produced masterpieces that are simultaneously heartbreaking and hopeful about a saner future.
Illuminating. With unrivaled access to the student survivors cum activists, the journalist brings new perspective to the massacre, one year later . . . As Cullen illustrates how the teenagers braved intractable politicians, death threats, and their own traumas to pursue their mission, Parkland can be an inspiring read. His behind-the-scenes interviews and interactions with the group's leaders provide a lot of insight.