Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday (17)--The Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Release Date: September 1, 2009 from Little, Brown Young Readers
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.
Okay, this book sounds AWESOME!! And look at that cover?! It's lovely to say the least. I'm really looking forward to this one, especially since I found out the author lives like 20 minutes from where I live and work. Very cool!! It's time KC stepped up in the YA scene. Can't wait, but apparently I have to. I think it'll really be worth it though.
What are you waiting for?
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