I am haunted by the grief caused by the murder of a girl.
I am not convinced Sarah is. She seems to have an almost Capote-esque crush on the alleged the murderer.
Understandable. Why would he talk to her if she did not establish rapport? But in establishing a cozy rapport with the alleged killer she may have jettisoned her objectivity and an accurate métier for the humanity of Hae Min Lee.
Sarah says she read Hae’s diaries. She has surely interviewed dozens of her classmates. She should be able to paint a better picture of this young woman who…
Believed rather recklessly in love
Made good grades
Had a solid plan for her future
Played lacrosse and helped the wrestling team
And left a hole in the heart of her community.
If you cannot conjure up the living girl, you cannot comprehend either the depth of her loss or the demand for justice.
A life was taken. What good is clever reporting if the one who lost the most is but a cartoonish shadow of the young woman who was Hae Min Lee?