Author Jennifer Brown’s novel “Hate List” was published in 2009 and it follows a shooting incidence in a high school from the point of view of Valerie Leftman. Valerie’s boyfriend Nick Levil was the shooter and both of them created a Hate List but Valerie didn’t know that Nick was serious about it and intended to take action. During the shooting, Valerie puts herself in front of a victim and is shot in the leg while Nick kills himself. Her friends, family and colleagues circles start to fall apart and the girl whose life she saved befriends her. In the end she learns how to forgive and standup for herself and find mental peace.
Originally published: September 1, 2009
Author: Jennifer Brown
Genres: Young-adult fiction