Antagonist: Nick Levil is also 16 years old. He was the shooter at the School shooting that went on at Garvin High. He shot himself after shooting Valerie, his girlfriend and many others.
Other Characters: Jessica, Valerie's Dad, Dr. Heiler. They are important because Jessica is the one who helps Valerie become a normal kid, fit in at the school again. Valerie's Dad because he never forgave Valerie for being apart of the shooting and won't let it go. Dr. Heiler because he helps Valerie get through the pain of the shooting.
List of Author's books
- Hate List
- Bitter End
- Perfect Escape
- Thousand Words
- Torn Away
Informational Websites: http://www.jenniferbrownya.com/bio.htm, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Hate+List, http://www.slj.com/2014/04/reviews/ya-reviews/teens-review-jennifer-browns-torn-away-blake-nelsons-la/test-and-more
- What was your favorite part of the story?Why? My favorite part of the story was when Jessica and Valerie gave their speeches for the Stu-Co project at graduation. This was my favorite part because it showed that Valerie was truly sorry for what she did, and I think most people forgave her.
- What advice would you give the main character?Why? Advice I would give the main character(Valerie) is to not take everything as a joke because some take it seriously. I would tell her this advice because Nick, her boyfriend, was taking everything she said for real and he went a killed himself along with lots of others.
- If you could change something about this book, what would it be and why? If I could change something about the book, I would change Valerie's dad's personality. I would do this because he is really mean to Valerie and Valerie's mum.