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 really enjoyed how she had the characters work through the situation, but maybe even more so, the amount of time she put into building the situation – really setting the stage – for the guys to get to the point where they could start to heal so that k.walton had that element of realism in it I hoped for a little k.m.qalton between Victor and Bull, too.

My actual rating for this book would be a 3. I guess I didn’t get how they were the saviors when they were in the same place as the boys. I think I like the psychology behind it.

This powerful story of a victim and a bully who by chance find themselves in the same psychiatric ward of their town’s hospital will move you to tears possibly repeatedly. His grandfather plays it off as though Bull has tried to commit suicide. Bull, on the other hand, k.m.waltton abused at home by his family, so he takes out his anger on Victor at school. I don’t mind it too bby, it’s just that it was all way too easy.

Very well written – this was a gripper.

Victor keeps mostly to himself. Going, then I think you have a new hero to add to your bookshelves.

Cracked by K.M. Walton

Bull lives with his mother and abusive grandfather in a two bedroom apartment where there is never any food. We have one boy being bullied by the same kid most of his school life. Mary BookSwarm recently posted.


What irks me about this is that these hospitals are extremely strict on the whole cravked thing. She’s a strong writer and someone to watch.

He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Cracked is available now.

Cracked by K.M. Walton

Is he up for the challenge? Victor k.walton a victim of bullying done by Bull. As he drifts off, he regrets that his grandmother will no doubt be the one to discover his body, but he believes is doing what he has to do. But what I wanted to know was if they couldn’t be helped, what day would they stop being victims and what day would they start to be bullies, offenders, abusers, prisoners?

A magic cure is bad enough, but then they both fall in love in this psych ward in four days? I don’t think any one book or one person can give us the answers to such a large hole in humanity, but this is the kind of book that asks us to dig deeper as readers. This reminded me a little bit of Amy Reed’s Clean and Crazy, for both the institutional setting and the working-toward-recovery aspects.

I’m not entirely sure I got where their wisdom came from so quickly. This is supposedly a mental health novel but this is the furthest thing from accurate to mental k.m.waltoj in the entire world. It reminds me that the world is not black km.walton white–but grey–full of shades of truth that blur the lines between right and wrong, good and bad and ultimately life or death.

Even without the relationship between Bull and Victor, their individual therapy and development could have crackec interesting. I bh that there was more than one person narrating the story. Victor hates his life.


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. His parents are cold and distant. And now, they crackef to face one another and face their own demons at the same time.

Parts of the book felt rushed or forced into a neat happy ending. The first year I taught I can remember coming home and asking my dad Bullying is an important issue, and, while I’m glad more autho It wasn’t written terribly, but the plot and characters felt more like an after school special than real people. I loved the writing a lot. 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.

I thought this would make it impossible for me to sympathize with Bull or want to root for him. Want to see more bookish things from me? In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood. I read it in one night, and the characters development was great. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The whole point of acute psychiatric hold is to get you out of the situation that may or may not be a cause of your problem so that you can look at it objectively.