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 don’t want to sound insensitive, but k.m.wlaton seemed like their stories were made up simply to make their lives as miserable as possible, instead of describing their issues in an honest kind of way. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him.

They shared a close friendship and maybe love, but grew apart from each other and distanced by the end of the book. Her biggest dream was to be a teacher.

This book follows two teenage boys living difficult lives.

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It’s a simple as that. This book would have been more powerful if it was a little bit more realistic in terms of recovery. It could feel like an after school special, but it turns out that to me, the book never felt like it was giving me a giant speech about issues and teenagers.

Walton executed the characters and theme extremely well and I enjoyed walking beside Victor and Bull throughout their journey. When the boys wake up from their crackrd treatment, they find themselves in the same room. He is invisible to his parents who remind him he was an accident and generally ignore his whole existence except when he may do something to inconvenience their lives. At the same time, he’s reminded constantly that his parents never wanted him and is repeatedly belittled by their selfishness and egos.

Cracked is very fast paced.

Price may vary by retailer. You guys, my heart is in ribbons. Everything that Bull has pent up from home k.m.waltkn lets loose on Victor who, rather than fight back, takes it. I’m already hooked reading it. You know that person who always has a book in their purse and a glass of wine on hand? They never show him any love or anything.


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So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun. The young adult reader will probably enjoy it. The first year I taught I can remember coming home and asking my dad Having a grandfather who uses you as a punching bag seems like justification enough for Bull to take matters into his own hands and use the gun he finds hidden in a crumpled paper bag.

I have a few reasons why I think this is a stand out. Will Enjoyed reading this book so so so much!!! I was really happy with the conclusion as well. How much does it suck to not have any love or affection in life? The author switches between the two main characters every chapter, and at several points I had to hold myself back from skipping a chapter just so I could get back to the character whose chapter I had just finished.

Five days inpatient psychiatric treatment after a suicide attempt can barely scratch the surface, but most insurances won’t pay for more Grade: Is he up for the challenge? I thought this allowed for the reader and well, myself, to connect with the two main characters very easily.

I wish she had given the parents some redeeming qualities. I can’t put the book down! It really emphasized the point that even though these two boys came from very different places and situations, they both had plenty of reasons to be unhappy and hurting. To view it, click here. The easiest way I have of explaining these issues without explicitly stating them is by stating that I actually believe the characters in the book are cdacked a higher age and reading level than those who are meant to read this book.

Cracked by K.M. Walton

First off, I find a cure in four days a bit much, especially for Victor. At this point I begin to have a few issues with the book that I cannot go into in more detail without spoiling parts of the book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. On the other side, a reader might not feel too sorry for Victor.


Cracked starts out describing both Victor’s and Bull’s lives and how horrible everything is, which already didn’t work for me. He must work at the Salvation Army to be able to afford the basics in life because his family does not provide them — they drink all their money away.

Maybe even welcomed it.

What happens later on, in the psych ward, didn’t work for me either. It shows that everyones lives are messed up, but its how you cope that matters, and that everyone deserves to live.

View all 3 comments. My biggest problem with this book is that Victor’s life is portrayed as some zero sum game with absolutely everything against him, but then it all gets fixed with little to no effort on his part. A teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with cracksd bully who drove him to attempt suicide in this gripping novel. Going, k.mwalton I think you have a new hero to add to your bookshelves.

Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit Cracked By K. I always wonder what makes a parent be nasty to their children or why someone becomes a bully at school. Control Lydia Kang Book Review.

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There were a lot of times where I put the book down deciding that I wasn’t going to finish it, because I already knew what was going to happen with everything. One thing that bothered me is the complete lack of interest from the nurses and staff when Victor tells them that he can’t be roomed with Bull.

Loved this author’s writing style as bby as story line.