Booklist starred review for 'Parkland'
What a relief that the reviews are coming in positive.
Cullen, the author of the groundbreaking Columbine(2009), 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.
I like the conclusion even better:
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.
I'm so glad they said high school libraries. Kids really embraced Columbine, and I hope they find Parkland just as stimulating. And that's why this addendum below the review is my favorite part (all emphasis theirs):
This title has been recommended for young adult readers:
YA/General Interest: YAs will be inspired by Cullen’s portraits of the Parkland high school student activists. —Jennifer Johnson
* Booklist is the review journal for the American Library Association (ALA). For those unfamiliar with book industry jargon, Booklist permits you to use the star badge on starred reviews, and defines them this way: "A star beside the title indicates a work judged to be outstanding in its genre."