Hate List

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 1, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 432 pages
23 Reviews
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  - msromero - Overstock.com

I teach middle school English and have been looking for books that my students can relate to and which pertains to real issues in society. This book was amazing. This was one of those books that really touches you and I hope my students will feel the profoundness that I did. Read full review


User Review  - teen.book.lover - Borders

I just bought this book today and on chapter 2 and i love it!!!! It is very interesting... I am hooked to it..... Anyone who loves drama and flashbacks should read this book... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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.