By: Jennifer Brown
Valerie- She was bullied by many people in her school. She used to be very close to her brother but the shooting separated them. She was shoot in the leg by her boyfriend, Nick. After the shooting no one was her friend and everyone wished she died too.
Nick- He killed and injured many people the day of the shooting. He caused many problems for Valerie one being he shoot her in the leg. He shoot all those people and Valerie had nothing to do with it but many people thought Valerie thought of the idea to shoot all those people.
Dr. Hieler- he helped Valerie get through all of her problems
Valerie's mom- she caused some problems for Valerie one of them that she never believed in her.
Valerie's dad- he cheated on Valerie's mom and caused their marriage to break apart. He will never forgive Valerie for what she did.
Christy Bruter- she broke Valerie's MP3 player and that is what drove Nick to do what he did.
Jessica- she was never friends with Valerie until after the shooting because she saved her life. They became very close and helped Valerie through everything.
About the Author
Her inspiration for writing the Hate List was was a Nickelback song called "If Everyone Cared." She also got her inspiration from being a mom to a child who is in high school. She wondered how she could stop school shootings so she wrote this book. The deepest way she connected with the story was her personal experience. She was bullied as a kid for all of junior high and the first half of high school. She was always the target and the subject of all of the rumors and gossip. Her reason for writing this book was because she wanted to help stop school shootings and put awareness out there about these types of situations.
Other Books Wrote by Jennifer Brown:
- Perfect Escape
- Bitter End
- Thousand Words
Books Related to the Hate List:
- Hold Still
- If I Stay
- Shooting Star
- We Are Here
- Some Girls Are
- The List