There are a lot of unloving parents out there too. The list is soon discovered by police and Valerie is immediately implicated as an accomplice in the shooting. The book was worth reading just for the way I felt about the last section, but there was something about the setup which felt sterile to me. Whenever school shootings happen, people always look for an answer to those same questions: what makes this kid different from everyone else? I think this book probably deserves a 4 star plus rating because it is a story worth telling and a story worth reading, but a few things held me back from going higher. I'm really, truly still doubting my deductions even after weeks following my reading. Six students and one teacher die and many are injured.
It's wrong if it's that easy. But you assume you know his mind. Scratch that — I wanted to bawl my eyes out. It was ugly, dark, uncontrolled. School Shootings, misrepresentations in media, bullying - Brown touches up on so many issues in real life and she does it in an absolutely touching and captivating way.
As I was reading Hate List I found myself on the edge of my seat wanting to know more about everything in the book. I don't know what to think of that. I genuinely believe this is a life changing book - it's definitely made me think differently about life. Leftman didn't see Val sitting in the front and got caught calling the scretary his baby. Some days I felt like neither. Whenever they hung out at the pool or watching tv, they would be laughing. I believe that it's not easy to be adequate in our reactions sometimes in the face of life changing tragic situations.
I'm doubting so much, this is just my two cents I'm putting in. Their plan for restoration many times results in violence. They hardly knew the truth of some people they placed on their list. Honestly, she stayed to herself to not be surrounded by the others. A life-ruining one if you're not careful. Our narrator Valerie writes in a minimalist zoned-out style which I found completely believable. I didn't know how to handle her throughout the book.
There's a tragic act that I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed 13 Reason Why. Minha única questão com esse livro é que eu fiquei TÃO puto com os pais dessa menina, e acho que o livro acaba sem eles levarem um tapa forte na cara, que é o que eles mereciam. Nevertheless, in spite of its somber tone, is an inspiring, and dare I say hopeful book. Valerie is a strong character and it was great to witness her healing process. This didn't feel like a transparent attempt at starting Important Conversations On School Shootings.
And the heroine didn't report them to the police or to a social worker or something, to how they are treating her? Valerie perceived her boyfriend, Nick, as good — before he shot up their school. I wasn't expecting to feel so connected to her character, I care for her a lot and if there was a follow up book on how she's doing now, I'd read it in a heartbeat. She read the newspaper one day and came up with an idea for the memorial service at graduation. Usually , she tries to make herself as unnoticeable as possible and keeps to herself. Having witnessed my fair share of bullying I noticed that a lot in the novel was black and white. When the police arrive, Starr's younger brother Sekani points a gun at King.
How we all have dark thoughts now and then. To know without doubt all the emotions they're capable of feeling and things they're capable of doing? 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. How many times have you wished for someone to die, or to feel the pain that you were feeling? Leftman thought it wasn't a good idea maybe Valarie was going to plan to finish what was started. Acho que na vida real seria até pior. I'll admit if there was one flaw that I could name in the duration of this narrative right off the bat, there's a bit of a run around in the timeline for events, but it makes sense as the book moves forward because it's dealing with Valerie's Val's recall and rollercoaster of grief. They say onlookers see much more than the players. Valerie also decided it would be best to return to school, the same school that hailed her a hero after the police cleared her in the investigation, rather than to hide at home and be tutored.
I want to bawl my eyes out, thinking about all this — because this book is about life. Her face was all red and splotchy and her nose was seriously plugged up. Fantastic … Mr Fox 1970 - Film: Fantastic Mr. It's now time to return to school to complete her senior year, Valerie realizes that her worst wounds are not physical. We never knew if he had something to do with it or what his thoughts were on this whole thing.
Mamá de Val: You tried. Jennifer Brown's novel, Hate List, shows that bullying can lead to violent actions. You know, the story is about spiraling out of control as well. Listened to this via audiobook, beautifully narrated. This did not used to happen in the days of Gustave Flaubert or James Joyce but it may have been useful. Definitely a recommended read, and especially in its audio format.