Item description for She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall...
Overview The mother of one of the high school students killed in the Littleton shootings describes her daughter's religious faith.
Publishers Description "One of the most gripping stories to come out of the shooting at Columbine High School" is told in the acclaimed national bestseller that illuminates the most remarkable aspect of 17-year-old Cassie Bernall's tragic death: her life. "She Said Yes" is an "intense and fascinating memoir" "(Publishers Weekly)" of an ordinary teenager growing up in suburban Colorado, and faced -- as all teenagers are -- with difficult choices and pressures. It is only now, when the world knows Cassie Bernall as one of the Columbine High students killed by two rampaging schoolmates, that the choices she made offer a profound relevance for us all. Once a rage-filled young woman who walked a path similar to that of her killers, Cassie found a way out of her personal snares and, through her faith and a family's love, chose to embrace life with courage and conviction. Told with unflinching honesty by her mother, Misty Bernall, Cassie's story is "a profoundly human story that should be read by every parent and every teenager" "(New York Post)."
Awards and Recognitions She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall has received the following awards and recognitions -
Colorado Blue Spruce Award - 2003 Nominee - Young Adult category
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.7" Width: 4.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2000
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 0743400526 ISBN13 9780743400527 UPC 077434005994
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More About Misty Bernall
Misty Bernall, Cassie's mother, lives in Littleton, Colorado, with her husband, Brad, their son, Chris, and German shepherd mix, Reese. She resigned from her position at Lockheed Martin Astronautics in October 1999 to home-school Chris and assume the role of president of the Cassie Bernall Foundation, established in memory of ther daughter. The foundation's Web address is www.cassiebernall.org.
Misty Bernall currently resides in Littleton, in the state of Colorado. Misty Bernall was born in 1961.
Reviews - What do customers think about She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall?
Rosemary M.- She Said Yes Mar 21, 2007
The book, She Said Yes, is a great book. The main character is Cassie Bernall. Cassie is one of the teens that got shot and killed at the Columbine shootings in 1999. Her mom, Misty Bernall, wrote this book about the life of her daughter. Her mom talks about a time in Cassies life when she was acting like, well a brat. But how Cassie going to a church retreat really helped her.
Even though this book was really good, their were somethings that I didn't like. When I started to read the book it was a little boring. And I also thought that their would be a little more about the Columbine shooting in the book. And if your a kid that likes picture books, don't read this, their were only about 7 pictures. This book is also really sad and depressing.
I would recomend this book to people who don't mind reading sad, dark, and depressing books. If you are into the funny books like me, stay away from this book. Parents, i would suggest that if you have a kid that is turning out kind of mean, let them read this book, it will open theirs eyes!! All in all, it was a good book (even though I don't really read these types of books, it was really intersting). If I was you, I would put this book on your list of books to read!!
She Said Yes Mar 17, 2007
Our daughter had to read this for school and really thought the book was good. She thought it was interesting to hear this young ladies story and how she lived.
Amazing Feb 18, 2007
This a story of true faith and love. We wer all shocked when the news stories flashed pictures of the school and its students in 1999. I remember being 11 years old and feeling numb that a beatiful young 17 year old, was shot simply because she told the shotters that yes she did beleive in God. Some of the revies of this book say that it is false and not well written. They are very wrong!!! This book containes stories from the girl who sat and watched her best friend asked if she believed in God and then shot because she said one word yes. I loved this story, it tells the true story of Cassie a young girl who wanted to do one thing in life. Please her father.
Cassie Bernall's life Feb 16, 2007
In the book, She Said Yes, Cassie Bernall was a victim in the school shootings at Columbine High. Fifteen people, including Cassie, were shot and killed. The gunmen in the school asked Cassie if she believed in God. Her answer was yes, and it cost her her life. Before going to Columbine High Cassie was going in the wrong direction. For example she was hanging out with the wrong crowd and harming herself as well as the people around her. Her parents stepped in and moved her around many of times because of peer pressure. She Said Yes is all about Cassie's struggles leading up to her death.
My favorite characteristic of Cassie is her determination to take the right path. I liked this because it is very inspiring and encouraging to me. I can connect to Cassie because I am also a Christian. While reading this book, I asked myself if Cassie hung out with the wrong crowd, which she definitely did. Misty Bernall began the book in a suspenseful way, which drew me into the plot. My favorite part of the story was when the gunmen asked Cassie if she believed in God, and Cassie said yes. This is my favorite part because I think it is very important to stand up for what you believe. Anyone struggling in their life should read this book because it is so uplifting.
Dull Feb 11, 2007
This is the true life story of Cassie Bernall, one of the vicims of the Columbine school shooting, as told by her mother. It was written shortly after her death and tells of what Cassie's life was like up to her death. The story focuses on how Cassie went through a stretch during which she was into the occult, but then she pulled herself together, with lots of help from her parents, and became very religious. Although mainly told by her mother, the story also has parts told by others who knew Cassie. It attempts to examine her story from many points of view and to provide an uplifiting story for adolescents and their parents.
I liked the variety in the narrative, the way there were sections narrated by Cassie's father and brother, or people she knew at school and at church. I also liked that Cassie's mother didn't use this book as an opportunity to place blame on the parents of the Columbine killers for her daughter's death.
However, this book was dull. Cassie died in a horrible way and her name was spread across the country in the resulting media circus. However, her life before Columbine was remarkably uneventful. She rebelled against her parents, fell in with a "bad crowd" (according to her mother), and then straightened out. This describes the experience of millions of teenagers, and it is simply not a very compelling story.