Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Hate List

I give this book 5 stars. I LOVE THIS BOOK. Jennifer Brown was able to give depth to her characters. Nick Levil loves Shakespeare, loves Val, but hates the injustice of high school bullying. Valerie is in love with Nick. He is thoughtful and understanding of the torment she endures. Together they write a Hate List. The list documents the people who they don't like for one reason or another. Valerie has no idea that Nick will use the list as targets for a school shooting. The tragedy leaves many dead, including Nick. Valerie survives the ordeal physically, but emotionally she must pick up the pieces. This is a great novel for high school students.

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