Friday, May 10, 2013

The Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Hate List

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.

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