Her boyfriend shot up the school then shot himself, and now Val has to make it through senior year.
Wow. I am so impressed with the execution in Hate List, a book that could’ve gone wrong in so many ways, but ended up getting everything right. Val’s predicament as the girlfriend of a school shooter tore me to pieces. I could see her point of view and wished I could send her in a better direction, even though I knew she had to learn her lessons the hard way. And I cried at the end!