Cracked by K M Walton – book cover, description, publication history. Bullying gets a thorough examination in Walton’s YA debut, a stark, but often heavy-handed story that alternates between the perspectives of. I have had Cracked by KM Walton in my TBR pile for an obnoxious amount of time, at least two years which is totally unreasonable as it is so.
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I was really happy with the conclusion as well. At that point the book starts to lose its realism for me. Bull, on the other hand, is abused at home by his family, so he takes out This book was decent, but I was definitely far from amazed while reading this. Girls they met in rehab who had also been suicidal. Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit Cracked By K. Bullying, Depression and how to deal with emotional topics such as these. I liked that the attempt at the message was there, but the overall execution was weak at best.
Cracked is written from the perspective of both boys, with alternating chapters. Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. So Bull tries to k.m.wwlton himself with a loaded gun. Cracked was a strong novel but didn’t quite make it up to my expectations. A teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide in this gripping novel.
As he drifts off, he gy that his grandmother will no doubt be the one to discover his body, but he believes is doing what he has to do. Everything that Bull has pent up from home he lets loose on Victor who, rather than fight back, takes it.
So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun. How much does it suck to not have any love or affection in life? There is something in this book that everyone will be able to relate to.
I’m already hooked reading it. It does give a very clear picture of what can happen to individuals when they are the pushed to the extreme of being the target of bullies, whether they be adult or peers. Victor and Bull alternated narrating chapters, but their voices were written exactly the same.
Comments I’m so glad you reviewed this, Kelly—I’ve really been wanting to read it, and my library doesn’t have it! Is he up for the challenge? Even without the relationship between Bull and Victor, their individual therapy and development could have been interesting. And did I mention all the hot girls in the psych ward that are super popular but still think you’re a wonderful, amazing person who needs to live? Grandmother arrives in time to calland Victor awakens in the psych ward of the hospital.
Thanks Lenore Appelhans for gifting me this one! All criticisms aside, I was well and truly satisfied by the ending of this novel. Victor hates his life.
Cracked by K M Walton
Return to Book Page. She’s a strong writer and someone to watch.
Feb 14, Nicole rated it did not like it. Bull dracked out his aggression and Victor lets him. I coveted it immediately, and my editor was kind enough to slip me o.m.walton copy. When the boys wake up from their hospital treatment, they find themselves in the same room. This is not some kind of low hate, like hating pepperoni or sausage on your pizza or hating a particular band or TV show, but true hate. There, I said it, I have outed myself — contemporary YA is my favorite genre and I love contemp books.
Being hospitalized forces these two boys to confront their problems…and each other. Most of the situations in the hospital felt out of place.
Children’s Book Review: Cracked by K.M. Walton. Simon Pulse, $ (p) ISBN
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Bull has an abusive and horrific home life. It reminds me that the world is not black and white–but grey–full of shades of truth that blur the lines between right and wrong, good and bad and ultimately life or death.
Bull, on the other hand, is abused at home by his family, so he takes out his anger on Victor at school. You aren’t there to get laid or find your soul mate or make any longstanding relationship.
It made me so angry. Again, maybe I’m just cynical, but it’s all too picture book happy for me. Bullying is a pervasive issue in our society today and more people need to be reading a book like this.
A book that really gets to the quick on issues like suicide, abuse and bullying for GUYS!!! But it doesn’t stop Bull’s grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him.
Cracked by K.M. Walton
I was hoping for a lot mo A solid read with two authentic and hurting male voices. I was so completely emotionally invested in these characters that I cried at least four times – and I hardly ever am moved to k.m.waltom by books maybe only around 10 in the whole history of my reading life post childhood.
There are no redeeming qualities, at all. But I did love this book a lot. They have a long history — Bull has been the schoolyard bully since kindergarten and Victor is a perpetual victim.