22. stu 2012.

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

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Book summary:

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.

       My girl Glass here is huge fan of Jennifer's books. All this time they used to be a mystery for me. Now I'm  happy that that is not the case anymore. I'm happy that I've read Hate List and I really hope to get a chance and read the rest of the books.

       As you can see from the blurb Hate List is a story about teens and bulling. One day Nick did something that changed people's lives. He shot several kids at the school and Valerie who didn't know that this would happen had to stop that. At the end Nick is dead and Valerie is someone left behind to deal with all this. Here you can see what bulling can do. This is really the story that will shake you to the core, not just because of the story but because it's so realistic that you'll live it all together with Val. She has to continue with her life and get back to the normal, but is that even possible. It's not because whenever something like this happens people search for someone to blame and it's easy to blame Nick in this cause cause he is dead. No one is trying to look inside themselves and see that it's not Nick who they should blame but themselves.

      All this get us back to the story about bulling. This is a book that every teen and every parent should read cause we're all responsible the things happening today in schools. It's easy to blame someone when something happens but that way we're not doing anything. Parents you should take care of your kids and talk to them, cause believe it or not somewhere deep inside they're listening to you and kids bulling is not cool, it's just a way of showing how weak you are.

Until the next time,

Broj komentara: 7:

  1. I've had this book on my shelf for ages but just never got around to reading it. It sounds like a proper intense read, but I still want to pick it up, I think I'll leave it for when I'm in the right mood. Great review Tanja! :)

  2. Yes I also had this book for quite some time. It's really good read, but it's not for this holidays season :D

  3. This sounds very intense. I really love books like this where a major issue in everyday life is brought to the forefront. It's good to be aware. This would be an interesting read. I'll check it out! Awesome Review, Tanja!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  4. It's a really good read. I hope you'll get to it soon cause I can't wait to see what you think of it. :)

  5. It's been a while since I read this one, but I remember it being really powerful.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  6. I've been seeing this book around a lot these days and I'm really dying to read a book on bullying! This sounds interesting and I shall check it out soon. Nice review, Tanja! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  7. Thank you :) And Sarika I hope you'll get to read it soon! :)



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