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Hate List by Jennifer Brown
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Jun 19, 12

bookshelves: contemporary-realistic-fiction, monsters, ya-teen
Read on June 16, 2012

So, I was kind of expecting a lot from this book given its reception and its premise. I mean, told from the point of view of the unpopular, angry girlfriend of a school shooter? That's totally rife with controversy. And I liked this book. It was good, and it was definitely interesting to read about this infamous event from such a controversial perspective. But, I wasn't blown away. No special reason, really. Maybe it just wasn't the right time for me. I'm so glad that Brown treated Val's feelings towards her boyfriend/the shooter, the victims, and those who survived with ambivalence. That rang true for me. But I thought the ending was a little cheesy, a little too blockbuster-movie-ish. But really, I enjoyed this book. And I couldn't help but set it in my high school, which also had a Commons area where everyone gathered in the morning before class...

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