Where I highlight a book from my endless to-be-read list. Those books need love too!
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary
Author: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
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.
I was really excited when I found this cover of this book. I am a big fan of realistic fiction books. When I read a contemporary book I was some sort of drama or whatever you want to call it. This book definitely sounds like it would fall into that category. This is going to be on my TBR for 2014.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?
oh and a side note.. this is my 500th post!!