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She Said "Yes"

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A   Book Report She said “Yes”

In She said “Yes” (New York: Pocket Books, 1999), Misty Bernall tells the story of an unlikely martyrdom of her daughter. Cassie Bernall an ordinary teenager, confused who searched to be accepted by her fellow peers. This then got her involved in witchcraft, suicidal thoughts, and she then become rebellious. This is a biography of Cassie Bernall as told by her close family and friends. She said “Yes” is the story of Cassie Bernall’s life before she was killed in a highschool shooting. Misty Bernall tells a crystal clear story of how God can take a hold of a person’s life and turn it upside down if you simply say “yes”.

She said “Yes” covers Cassie Bernall’s early life of a teenager who enters highschool and everything changed. We first meet Cassie as a Goth-like rebellious girl who is involved in witchcraft, hangs out with the wrong friends and has rejected God altogether. At this point Cassie Bernall is still attending Beaver High School, her loving parents Brad and Misty Bernall soon become concerned when they receive a report card and realize that their daughter was failing every class. When they realize this they began to look into what was might be causing her daughter to do so poorly. Misty went into her daughters room to go and get a Bible, and in doing this, she found a stack of letters from her best friend Mona, enclosed within the letters were several lines of unprintable sex talk and typical ninth grade gossip. As she skimmed down even farther it read: “Want to help me murder her?” The letter ended with a reminder about a “near spell” drawings of knives and vampire teeth, mushrooms and a caricature of her teacher lying in a pool of blood, butcher knives protruding from her chest.” (44) After reading these letters she became very concerned and couldn’t believe that her daughter could write such dark witchcraft. Without hesitation they pulled Cassie out of Beaver High school and enrolled both Cassie and her younger...


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