Friday, May 10, 2013
The Hate List by Jennifer Brown
4.75 Stars - Read January 9, 2013
Valerie is left behind to deal with the unanswered questions generated when her boyfriend Nick conducts a Columbine type shooting in their high school lunch room. Together, Valerie and Nick had created the "hate list" - a list of students that they wanted dead. Nick committed the crime, but was Valerie innocent? Was she a hero who put herself at risk to stop the shooting? Was there an agreement for her to be Nick's last victim before he turned the gun on himself?
Although it's a "YA" book, I would make sure to steer this only to very mature youngsters. This one was a real thinker with a plot that could easily happen at any time.