Summary of A Mother's Reckoning

Summary of A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold | Includes Analysis


In her memoir A Mother’s Reckoning, Sue Klebold struggles

to come to terms with her son Dylan’s role in the infamous

Columbine High School shooting. Writing 16 years after the

shooting, she reflects on when and where things went wrong

for Dylan—and how she and her husband, who were loving

parents, could have missed the warning signs.

Klebold’s story begins with the voicemail that changed

her life. At lunchtime on April 20, 1999, in her office in

Littleton, Colorado, she listened to a cryptic message from

her husband, Tom. Though she intuited that something

had happened to one of their two children, she had no

way of knowing that Dylan was already a murderer.

Returning Tom’s call, she had what would be the

first of many vague and unsatisfying conversations that

day. Her husband knew there had been a shooting at

Columbine, Dylan’s high school, but little else…

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Inside this Instaread Summary of A Mother’s Reckoning:

Summary of the book

Important People

Character Analysis

Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

About the Author

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