I finished reading Hate List last week. I found myself very sad about the difficulties teenagers face and the power of social acceptance to destroy their lives. As a mother of two daughters, I empathized with Valerie’s mother as she struggled to deal with her crumbling marriage and to come to terms with her daughter’s role in the school shooting. There is a trailer for the novel and you can watch it below. On YouTube there are also a lot of “movie trailers” for the novel created by students, likely as projects for school.

I have emailed Jennifer Brown and invited her to join us by Skype if she’s available. BookIt will discuss Hate List on Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.