Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Newtown: An American Tragedy - Lysiak

Title: Newtown: An American Tragedy

Author: Matthew Lysiak
Genre: Non-fiction

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What Its About:  
The heartbreaking stories of those killed in December 14, 2012's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in U.S. history and the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.

This book offers a clear timeline of the event, stories of the victims and the neighbors on that day. Also, Lysiak gives in depth understanding of the shooter, Adam Lanza, and the progression and depth of his mental illness and his mother's efforts to get him help. The book also talks briefly of the efforts of some of the victims' families to achieve gun control since that day and the struggles they have faced.

The Bottom Line: 
This was a really good recounting of that horrific day, as well as the years that led up to the horrible event. An interesting read, if you are into this sort of thing, but certainly not a feel-good read of the week. Heartbreaking.