Hate List

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 1, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 432 pages
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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.

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User Review  - CatherineHsu - LibraryThing

Actual Rating: 4.25 Oh man, if I could describe this book in one word, it would be thought-provoking. How many times have you wished for someone to die, or to feel the pain that you were feeling? How ... Read full review

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User Review  - SaschaD - LibraryThing

I almost didn't read this novel by Jennifer Brown because of the subject matter: A school shooting. There are too many shootings and did I really want to read a novel about one? The fact is that "Hate ... Read full review

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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.

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