Hate List by Jennifer Brown
The Hate List deserves 4 out of 5 birds.
I found this book while randomly strolling through the teen section at my local library while my girls played. I knew I had to pick it up when I read the back cover. This book made me feel e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. Sadness, happiness, anger, joy etc… It was an interesting perspective regarding school shootings. My heart broke so many times for Valerie because she was like many other teens. Angry, confused, and bullied. She never had ill intentions, but her actions made her life a lot harder. The character (besides the shooter) that enraged me the most was her father. If I could compare him, he would come in close race with He Who Must Not Be Named. I can’t imagine a father saying the things that he did… but I also have never been through a scenario like this.
This book should definitely be co-read with your teen. I do think it brings up great questions and discussion points. Sadly, school shootings are a reoccurring thing. Have you read it? What did you think?
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