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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Walton is a friend, an Apocalypsie and a fellow author at Simon Pulse. A solid read with two authentic and hurting male voices. Visit her online at KMWalton. What irks me about this is that these hospitals are extremely strict on the whole forming-relationships-while-you’re-hospitalized thing.

In the case of suicide attempts in minors, some states have mandated reporting to child welfare. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Cracked by KM Walton | Book Review | Good Books & Good Wine

Victor and Bull are so well drawn, so heartbreakingly described that the story gets under your skin. Well, two days before your suicide attempt the prettiest girl in school noticed a little bit of your bullying and guess what, she really likes you and wants to date you! Want to see bby bookish things from me? It was more like, “We got that out in the open, now let’s just move on and act like it never happened. In the same psych ward. It lacks consistent characterization, reason, clear plot progression, character motivation, realism.


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Then I explained that the children I worked with were obviously victims. Despite not talking to you more than once or probably! Both boys plans go astray and both end up in the suicidal psych ward at the hospital……where surprise, surprise they end up sharing a room.

Cracked by KM Walton | Book Review

Price may vary by retailer. Simon Pulse December Length: In an even, direct prose style, Walton nails the voices of her heroes and doesn’t sugar coat their difficult circumstances. In my experience, people who knew each other outside of the hospital or people who couldn’t get along were put on a sort of restraining order where they were While I absolutely loved the characters and the overall theme of Cracked, I didn’t care much for the way Walton portrayed psychiatric units.

Victor is a victim of bullying done by Bull. View all 3 comments. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him.

Cracked by K.M. Walton

I was hoping for a lot more interacting between them since there was so much for them to work through side-by-side, but instead view spoiler [ both boys were turned around by girls. Walton makes it clear that Bull is a product of his environment. Victor has other plans. More books from this author: Their situations at home seemed too extreme to work with the later development of the story.


After years of agony and abuse from not only his main tormenter, Bull, but also his shallow parents; Victor decides that there cacked no other way to escape the pain than to end it all himself with k.m.waltoh bottle of sleeping pills.

Nov 06, Lenore Appelhans rated it it was amazing Shelves: Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Enjoyed reading this book so so so much!!! Going, then I think you have a new hero to add to your bookshelves. Again, it’s nice to have a new book to point to that will hopefully speak to the guys directly Cracked is a sad book that will definitely take you back to whatever adolescent feelings of invisibility or awkwardness you thought you’d successfully repressed.