This is one of the best books I've read in a very, very long time. It fully deserves its +4 average rating here. But it is a different kind of good from most books I read. It's powerful, it's thought-provoking, it's poignant, it's desperately sad, it's hopeful.Hate List is the story of what takes place after a school shooting - of the year that follows that event and how people try - or don't try - to move on. How people blame each other and themselves, and how Valerie - girlfriend of the shooter - comes to terms with who she is, and how much of the blame for the shooting she really should take.It's an amazingly well-written and complex book that dives into the psychology of all the victims of such an event. While relatively short, it's in no way a quick read, as it's so emotionally loaded that I had to take my time with it.A griping read.