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A Deadly Hush in Room 211—Then the Killer Returned

Erika Hayasaki
Featured May 21, 2007 This reconstruction of the Virginia Tech massacre achieves drama without sacrificing a measured tone.
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The scene-writing is compelling in this tick-tock reconstruction of the experiences of the Virginia Tech class that lost the greatest number of people in the shooting. We found keeping track of all the characters a bit challenging—but the characters are well-rendered and three-dimensional. We particularly liked Hayasaki’s ending; it’s moving without being mawkish.

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