Last week I mentioned that I was really enjoying Jennifer Brown's book, Bitter End, even though the subject was heavy. Well, replace the title with Hate List and you have what I'm feeling this week. I actually think this book might be better (and that's saying something, because I really liked Bitter End). It's really pulling at a lot of emotions and forcing me to think about things differently than I might otherwise. I highly recommend it, but it's not going to be for everyone.
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.
The rules for Teaser Tuesday are:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
- Then hit up Should Be Reading to add your link.
And the teaser:
"Do you think he did it for me?" I asked softly.
Duce thought about it, spat on the ground at his feet. "I think he had no idea why he did it, man."
Also, just another quick note that I got a new Facebook page (Tobi Summers), if anyone's interested in heading over to check it out. And if you have a page, let me know so I can Like you (it's just a page, so I can't be friends with anyone, but I can subscribe to a person or like a page).