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"I hadn't even noticed when the talk increased. Hadn't noticed when it got personal. Hadn't realized that Nick's stories had become tales of suicide. Of homicide. And mine had, too. Only, as far as I knew, we were still telling fiction."
The problem is, Nick wasn't telling fiction. O... Read More »
This is a really great young adult book that makes you think about the ramifcations of what hate and bullying can do. Valerie and her boyfriend, Nick, created a list of all the people they hated. Valerie thought it was just a joke, but her boyfriend took the list seriously. Nick takes a gun to sc... Read More »
Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.
TOPICS: School Shootings, Grief, Social Pressure. GRADE LEVELS: 9-12. Sixteen-year-old Valerie, whose boyfriend Nick committed a school shooting at the end of their junior year, struggles to cope with integrating herself back into high school life, unsure herself whether she was a hero or a villain.
This is a long one, but it is worth it! It is about a girl who survives a school shooting, she is injured trying to stop the shooter and spends the summer in physical therapy. The twist is that the shooter was her boyfriend (he killed himself after the shooting) and she isn't sure if her classm... Read More »
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This book is about what the title gives away- a hate list. This book revolves about the thoughts and memories of Valerie Leftman. The name of her boyfriend was Nick Levil together the two of them created a hate list. It was like a game- just jotting down names of people they hated. But one day the game went to far. Nick Levil opened fire with a gun in his school. The hate list was more of a target list. He started shooting the people on the list and anyone who got in his way.
After this incident Valerie has to go back to school and face the guilt. She has to move on to her life. And she takes time to find out who she is and leave behind the past.
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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" Her father, who lives in Florida describes the incident as "the worst kind of tragety a parent could imagine."."
"Do you think I would've done it?" I cried at one point. "If I had a gun, would I have shot Christy? Because when Nick said, "Let's go get this finished," and I thought he was going to, I don't know, embarrass her or maybe beat the crap out of her or something, I felt so good. So, like, relieved, I wanted him to take care of her."