Parkland by Dave Cullen


The New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers a deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting who pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders and launched the singular grassroots March for Our Lives movement.Emma Gonzalez called BS. David Hogg called out Adult America. The uprising had begun. Cameron Kasky immediately recruited a colorful band of theatre kids and rising activists and b...

Details Parkland

Release DateFeb 12th, 2019
GenreNonfiction, Crime, True Crime, History, Politics

Reviews Parkland

  • Emily May
    There are strains of sadness woven into this story, but this is not an account of grief. These kids chose a story of hope. This is such a beautiful piece of journalism. I love how Cullen puts so much of himself into his work and treats the subjects he tackles, as well as the people he meets and talks with along the way, with such sensitivity and empathy.Some people obviously rated this book one star without reading it because they think it is abo...
  • Monika
    Obviously PARKLAND has its tough reading moments. But the focus is much less on the actual shooting itself, and more on the surviving kids finding hope and resilience, working through their grief, and most of all, organizing to effect change.Readers are with these kids as they experience how dirty (and partisan) politics is and how frustrating media spin can be. But we're also with them as they connect with, learn from, and try to help boost ...
  • Jessica
    Thank you to the publisher for sending me a free review copy of Parkland: Birth of a Movement. Something about the response to the Parkland shooting seemed different than any other school shooting in recent history. It didn’t fade from the news cycle as most mass shootings do, mainly because a group of passionate students started speaking up about gun violence.This book follows a handful of MSD students from Parkland over the past year, shortly...
  • Suziey
    RTC. Still processing...
  • Kend
    There is no one right way to cover a shooting spree, but there are a lot of wrong ways. Cullen admirably—some might say miraculously—manages to avoid the major pitfalls, focusing in on the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. He focuses on the survivors, not the shooter; nowhere in this book does the shooter figure as anything other than a catalyst for what follows his decision to su...
  • Kelly Hager
    The first thing that's important to remember is that last year at this time, we didn't know who David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Jackie Corin or Emma Gonzalez were. It hasn't even been a year since seventeen people were murdered in Parkland. Every time I think about that, it shocks me. These kids are household names, and it feels like they always have been.The second thing---and this is more important---is that they, like all American kids in their gen...
  • Racheal
    This is a inspiring book about how the Parkland kids created a movement for common sense gun control.A quote from the book, by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, really sums it up, "The Peaceful campaign to demand safe schools and communities and the eradication of gun violence is reminiscent of other great peace movements in history. I am in awe of these children, whose powerful message is amplified by their youthful energy and an unshakeable belief that...
  • Hilary
    Very well done. I thoroughly enjoyed Columbine, which dove headfirst into the tragedy and focused on all the details surrounding the shooting, including the killers. Parkland had a more hopeful and uplifting tone, focusing more on the movement of MFOL and the kids involved in that, not even mentioning the killer's name. Just hope for the future. A really, really good read.
  • Nancy
    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.Well written and balanced book.
  • Cathleen
    Martian Luther King Jr.'s 6th Principle of Nonviolence: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice. I was 7 when the Columbine High School Massacre happened, and I didn't understand. By the time the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting occurred, I was 25, and I knew all too well. Like the kids profiled in this book, I was raised in the era of mass school shootings, and with that came every stupid active shooter drill. Durin...