Hate List

Written By Jennifer Brown Project by Ryann Chatham


This novel is about Valerie. When this new boy came to school Valerie and Nick were in the same class and they both talked about how they HATE school and homework and the teacher. So they made a list of what they hate. Valerie and Nick started to date and this list became longer and longer everyday. Valerie and Nick always talked about how they wish those people/things didn't exist anymore. So one day Nick came to school and did something very unexpected. Because of this incident, Valerie stayed in her bed for about 3-4 months and she didn't do anything. Finally Valerie is going back to school and wow people can be mean.

About the Author

Jennifer Brown was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 1st 1972.Today Jen still lives in Kansas City Missouri with her husband and her three children. Jennifer writes young adult books such as Bitter End, Perfect Escape, Thousand Words and Torn Away. She just finished writing her first middle school aged book called Life on Mars. In 2005 and 2006, Jennifer was the two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award.

About Me

My name is Ryann Chatham and I am 14 years old. I go to Park View Middle School. I have two sisters, Jordan(6) and Andrea(16) and I am the middle child. I play softball and I do track. For softball, I am a pitcher and play first base. For track, I do the 100 meter sprint/ 4x4 relay and I also do the triple jump. I have a dog, two cats, a turtle, and a snake.


The setting is in Garvin High School through the middle of the school year. We are also at Valerie's house too. But mostly at the High School.

Will Valerie ever be able to have a normal life again? Your going to have to read it to find out!

Final Reflection

Hate List is a very well-written and a very good book. It shows how people that even though you think you know someone, they can/will surprise you. This book has taught me that things will always get better you just need to try your hardest and believe in yourself. If you don't believe in yourself things might take a turn for the worst. Overall I suggest that you read this book and know things can get better.