She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall by Misty Bernall

By Misty Bernall

The Christian inspirational nationwide bestseller that Publishers Weekly referred to as “intense and interesting” concerning the lifetime of Cassie Bernall, a seventeen-year-old teen who professed her trust in God sooner than being fatally shot through the Columbine college capturing tragedy—written by way of her mother.

"One of the main gripping tales to come back out of the capturing at Columbine excessive School"
is informed within the acclaimed nationwide bestseller that illuminates the main impressive point of 17-year-old Cassie Bernall's tragic demise: her existence.
She acknowledged Yes is an "intense and interesting memoir" (Publishers Weekly) of a standard youngster starting to be up in suburban Colorado, and confronted -- as all childrens are -- with tough offerings and pressures. it's only now, whilst the area is familiar with Cassie Bernall as one of many Columbine excessive scholars killed via rampaging schoolmates, that the alternatives she made supply a profound relevance for us all. as soon as a rage-filled younger girl who walked a direction just like that of her killers, Cassie discovered a fashion out of her own snares and, via her religion and a family's love, selected to include lifestyles with braveness and conviction.
informed with unflinching honesty by means of her mom, Misty Bernall, Cassie's tale is "a profoundly human tale that are supposed to be learn by means of each mother or father and each youngster" (New York Post).

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I was very tense. In the end, everything turned out all right, although in terms of the effect it had on Cassie, we were totally unprepared. But I’ll come back to that later. First I’ll let Jamie tell the story from her point of view, which Brad and I heard only this summer, about six weeks after Cassie’s death: There was this youth group that I went to, which was a church group, but you could totally be yourself there. There were these Goth types, and a lot of kids who dressed like punk rockers, you know, alternative types with weird hair.

She never talked much about that weekend, and we never pressed her. But her eyes were bright, she smiled again like she hadn’t for years, and she began to treat us (and her brother) with genuine respect and affection. Cassie still wore her heavy bead necklaces and her old clothes, but somehow these things didn’t matter much anymore. The important thing was the change in her spirit – her gentleness, her humility, and her hap­ piness. She seemed to have found a freedom she had never had before, and it changed the entire atmosphere in our house.

Maybe it’s just a mom thing, but there are times when your gut tells you there is something wrong with a situation, and you are certain it’s not just because you are “out of touch” with the next generation. This was definitely one of those times. There was an oppressive atmosphere in the room, and I wanted my daughter out. Another time I remember picking up Cassie and her girlfriends and thinking how strange it was that when Mona got into the car, she folded her arms and put her head down. She was never responsive to Brad or me – at worst, she refused to acknowledge our presence; at best, she’d mutter “hi”– but this was more than rudeness.

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