Hate List by Jennifer Brown.
Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saves the life of a classmate, but is implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things they hated. The list her boyfriend 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 guess you've heard about this book at least once here and there right. I'm sooo in love with Hate List. I like how it approached teenagers lives in another way so even if it sounds different, it still feels super duper close to young adults. What intrigues me most is the Hate List. Don't you wanna know what it's all about and what part it plays in the crime? And how Val's life turns out to be in the end too, of course.
Have a '"hate" list for books coming out this year? Add this one into the September column!