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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 5th 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
"Pretty isn't everything, but sometimes ugly is." - Val Val & Nick are getting bullied at school and both have difficult home lives. Val creates a notebook with a "hate list." They add to it all the names of kids who bully them, and all the others in their lives that make them miserable. Val an...
I didn't know how much I would be invested with this book when I started reading it. I was amazed at how strong Valerie became as the story progressed. Valeria didn't think her notebook that she dubbed the hate list would be part of the reason her boyfriend Nick killed people. The hate list was jus...
I liked this book. It's about the aftermath of a school shooting, where the shooter was actually the boyfriend of the female protagonist. The book's about her struggles and recovery, and her relationship in general with all the other characters.Now, that sounds like an awesome theme to use for a boo...
Worum geht es? Valerie geht Arm in Arm mit ihrem Freund Nick in die Cafeteria der Garvin Highschool und im nächsten Moment zieht Nick eine Waffe und erschießt sechs Menschen. Auch Valerie wird dabei angeschossen und als sie im Krankenhaus erwacht, fragen sich alle - auch sie selbst -, ob Valerie Mit...
Amokläufe an Schulen üben eine morbide Faszination auf mich aus. Das mag seltsam klingen, aber so ist es. Nicht die Tat an sich, nicht die Opfer, sondern die psychischen Prozesse, die dazu führen, dass es überhaupt so weit kommen kann, faszinieren mich. Ich möchte einfach verstehen, wie ein junger M...