Rachel's Tears

By Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott

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Description

Rachel was just a typical high school girl like anyone else, except she had a very big dedication to follow and serve Christ. There weren't very many people like her in her school. She doubted her faith at times and still struggled just like all of us, but on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School there was a shooting, and because of her faith she got shot and killed. This book is pretty much a dedication to her and her life, it explains almost everything that she struggled with throughout all of her years and how with Jesus she overcame them. The book is written by her parents. In the book there are excerpts and pictures form her journal that she wrote in everyday. Some of the pages were only pictures and others were poems she wrote. Towards the end of the book it explains how her parents reacted after the horrible tragedy and how they are living their lives now.

Theme

Always stand up for what you believe in.

What did you enjoy about the book?

It was pretty cool how someone dreamt about a picture of Rachel with 13 tears falling down her face and how her dad then looked in her journal after they got it back and saw a picture drawn in there.

What was the authors purpose for writing this book?

Her parents wrote this book to honor her legacy that should be known to everyone. She was such an honest and caring girl.

If the book was well written what made it that way?

I think it was well written because it kept me interested the whole time. They also wrote the book from different voices, sometimes a chapter was in her moms words and another could be in her dads words.

Why would you recommend this book?

I would recommend this book because even though it is nonfiction it kept me interested the whole time, because you kind of hear about the whole crime scene and how everyone reacted to it. Also, there was even a little suspense with parts about how they thought she knew she was going to die at a young age and then seeing proof of that through her journals later on in the book.