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Hate List by Jennifer Brown
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Mar 17, 10

Read from March 15 to 17, 2010

I really loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. Vaerie had a great voice and was relatable. The sub plot with her father was incredible. And the structure of the novel was perfectly done. I highly recommend this book!

A couple things kept me from giving it five stars. Some characters (such as Bea and the reporter) did not seem necessary to the plot. Also, I have never read a book that used the word "just" as much as this one.It's on nearly every page! It popped up so much that it was distracting and drew me out of an otherwise incredible story.

Still, I would heartily recommend this novel to anyone. The beginning and middle were much stronger than the end-- which verged on sappy-- and the novel, as a whole, is a great read and an incredible debut novel.

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