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Hate list / Jennifer Brown.

By: Brown, Jennifer, 1972-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 408 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780316041447; 0316041440; 9780316041454; 0316041459.Subject(s): School shootings -- Juvenile fiction | High schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Emotional problems of teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Dysfunctional families -- Juvenile fiction | Forgiveness -- Juvenile fiction | School shootings -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Emotional problems -- Fiction | Family problems -- Fiction | Forgiveness -- Fiction | Dysfunctional families | Emotional problems of teenagers | Forgiveness | High schools | School shootings | Schools | School shootings -- Fiction | High schools -- Fiction | School stories | Family problems -- Fiction | Forgiveness -- FictionGenre/Form: Young adult works. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Young adult fiction. | Teenage psychological fiction. | Teen fiction. | Fiction. | Young adult fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.B814224 | Hat 2009Awards: Sequoyah High School Book Award Winner, 2012.Summary: 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.
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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.

Sequoyah High School Book Award Winner, 2012.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-At the end of their junior year, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend pulls a gun in the Commons, leaving six students and a teacher dead and many others wounded. Valerie is hit by a bullet in the leg trying to stop him, just before he ends his own life. Until that point, Valerie had no idea that the "hate list" that she and Nick created would be used to target victims in a vengeful shooting spree. For her, the list of tormentors was a way to ease the pain of being bullied and an outlet against the constant fighting between her parents. Although the police investigation reveals that Valerie had nothing to do with the actual shootings, many people in her community, including her parents, have a hard time believing that she is not at fault, too. With the help of a patient and insightful therapist, Valerie bravely returns to school after the summer to face the challenges before her. Told by Valerie in then-and-now chapters, with a few "excerpts" from local newspaper articles added for perspective, this is a startling, powerful, and poignant account of the incidents leading up to, immediately following, and continuing through the teen's senior year of realization and recovery. Valerie is stronger than she knows-a beautifully drawn character who has suffered pain, guilt, and incredible stress as she heals from the shooting, the loss of a troubled boyfriend she deeply loved, and difficult family circumstances. Readers drawn to Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why (Razorbill, 2007) and Brooke Taylor's Undone (Walker, 2008) will snap this novel up as well.-Diane P. Tuccillo, Poudre River Public Library District, Fort Collins, CO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jennifer Brown writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area with her family. She is the author of Hate List, Torn Away, Thousand Words, Perfect Escape, and Bitter End.

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