Hate List

by Jennifer Brown

Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their schoolcafeteria.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 405 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.03 out of 5
  • Published September 1st 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Original Title: Hate List
  • ISBN: 0316041440 (ISBN13: 9780316041447)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Valerie Leftman
  • Nick Levil
  • Jessica Campbell
  • Literary Awards: Milwaukee County Teen Book Award Nominee (2011)
  • Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award (2010)
  • Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2014)
  • Missouri Gateway Readers Award (2012)
  • Oklahoma Sequoyah Award for High School (2012)

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.