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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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. April 4, at 8: In k.m.walton past I’ve been a special education teacher that specialized in children with emotional and behavioral issues.

Cracked by K.M. Walton

Gone is the era where patients had the “luxury” of thirty days or more to stabilize before k.m.waltln back into their families. Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read.

KM Walton has an enjoyable, easy paced writing style.

Enter your email address to subscribe to Good Books And Good Wine and receive notifications of new posts by email. I was really looking forward to reading this book. I love that she told the stories of the boys having parallel stories of extremely difficult home lives.


There, I said it, I have outed myself — contemporary YA is my favorite genre and I love contemp books. It just made it that much better. Very well written – this was a gripper. With a victim named Victor and a bully named Bull, it seemed a near thing.

Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better. Yes, Victor is the target of Bull’s physical violence, and taunts. You see, Bull bullies Victor and has humiliated and hurt him in a multitude of ways.

If I saw this on a bookshelf in a store, I’d pick it up. A magic cure is bad enough, but then they both fall in love in this psych ward in four days?

Well, that family is now going to be here all the time and magically they’ve always been on your side! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All I knew was that Victor’s parents hated him and Bull’s grandfather hit him, but emotionally nothing was there. Someone’s been using you as an outlet for their rage for over a decade?? Victor, on the other hand, is the bullied and allows himself to be picked on because that’s the way he’s grown up.


Cracked by K M Walton

We have one boy being bullied by the same kid most of his school life. Open Preview See a Problem? Oh this sounds like something I could get into!! Aug 26, Mahra k.m.walyon it it was amazing Shelves: In my free time I can be found binge watching The Office with my husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring my neighborhood.

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. Victor comes from a home where there is money.

It made me so angry. The first year I taught I can remember coming home and asking my dad Preview — Cracked by K. k.m.walhon

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.