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Publisher Comments:

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets.

Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life.

Review:

"When Val and her boyfriend Nick write the names of the people who torment or annoy them in a notebook dubbed the 'Hate List,' she has no idea that Nick will use it as a checklist the day he brings a gun to school, killing several people, including himself, and wounding many more. Brown's riveting debut initially cuts between the day of the shooting in May and the following September when school begins again, then focuses on the aftermath of the shooting and the rest of Val's senior year; newspaper clips are interspersed throughout. Val's guilt is explored in realistic scenes with a therapist; she helped write the list ('[it] started as a joke. A way to vent frustration') but also stopped the shooting by taking a bullet for popular student Jessica, now Val's staunchest defender. Val's complicated relationship with her family, Jessica and the surviving victims, as well as how she comes to terms with Nick's betrayal, are piercingly real, and the shooting scenes wrenching. Her successes are hard-won and her setbacks, such as her father's inability to forgive her, painfully true to life. Ages 15 — up. (Sept.) Several series grow with new picture books this fall." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

After Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opens fire on their school cafeteria, Val is shot trying to stop him, but is implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. Now, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year.

About the Author

Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area with her husband and three children. When not writing about serious subjects, Jennifer, a two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award, is a columnist for the Kansas City Star. Hate List is her debut novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316041447
Author:
Brown, Jennifer
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Social Issues - Bullying
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emotions and Feelings
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Violence; Emotions; Grief; Guilt; School; Bullies; High school students; Forgiveness; Family conflicts
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20101005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 10 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 x 1.5 in 1.16 lb
Age Level:
15-22

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When Val and her boyfriend Nick write the names of the people who torment or annoy them in a notebook dubbed the 'Hate List,' she has no idea that Nick will use it as a checklist the day he brings a gun to school, killing several people, including himself, and wounding many more. Brown's riveting debut initially cuts between the day of the shooting in May and the following September when school begins again, then focuses on the aftermath of the shooting and the rest of Val's senior year; newspaper clips are interspersed throughout. Val's guilt is explored in realistic scenes with a therapist; she helped write the list ('[it] started as a joke. A way to vent frustration') but also stopped the shooting by taking a bullet for popular student Jessica, now Val's staunchest defender. Val's complicated relationship with her family, Jessica and the surviving victims, as well as how she comes to terms with Nick's betrayal, are piercingly real, and the shooting scenes wrenching. Her successes are hard-won and her setbacks, such as her father's inability to forgive her, painfully true to life. Ages 15 — up. (Sept.) Several series grow with new picture books this fall." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , After Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opens fire on their school cafeteria, Val is shot trying to stop him, but is implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. Now, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year.
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