le book review number sixty-two~ hate list

Sunday, 14 October 2012

title: hate list
author: jennifer brwon
personal star rating: 3.5/5 stars

thoughts on the cover:
I had heard about the book before i saw the cover. it's not the most intriguing cover but it's fitting for the book itself.

from the inside cover:
What if you wished someone would die and then it happened?

What if the killer was someone you loved?

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 read this book about a month ago. I became so busy with school that I haven't had time to actually write the review for it.

This book was very intriguing. The whole idea of a school shooting was what first interested me simply because of the content. I had read some reviews that praised it so when I found it on sale I decided to buy it. I wasn't sure at first what I was going to think in the end. Valerie was a bit annoying in some ways and some of the things she did seemed strange for her to do. I found it to be better than I was expecting and it's one that I might read again but probably not for a long time. It was a pretty memorable book with the feeling and idea but the details were somewhat forgettable. Overall this was a pretty good book.