“I didn’t mean for anyone to die.” Hate List is a novel written by Jennifer Brown. Hate List starts out as being all about a school shooting, but as you delve into the heart breaking story, you realize that it’s about more than that.
I really enjoyed this book. It showed how much bullying can affect people. It displayed how far someone will go before they reach their breaking point. It pointed out how just a small joke, not even a joke that really had no meaning can turn into something so tragic and dreadful. I think this book somehow related to me and not only me, I think it would relate to a lot of teenagers out there. I recommend this book to everyone because the story is very inspirational and relatable.
Just because Hate List is about a school shooting, that isn’t all that’s to it. It’s about finding your own path in life, learning just how much stress you can handle. It’s about being your own person, having your own thoughts. Hate List is about something tragic and putting your life back together after you’ve hit rock bottom. As you go through the journey with Valerie, we learn that everyone has struggles and that we aren’t alone. This book is a heartwarming story about love, loss, and survival. If you’re interested in a realistic story, this is a book that I would recommend this book for children over 12 and adults.
The main character, Valerie, suffers through depression, guilt, loneliness and betrayal; all things that most teenagers struggle with.
Hate List is an exciting book that will draw you into the story. Just be prepared to experience drama. Kudos to Jennifer Brown on an amazing novel.