Violent Ends - YA Review by Sophie F

Reader: Sophie F.
Age: 14
Title: Violent Ends
Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub Date: 09/01/15
Galley: No
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book is narrated by a different person each chapter. As interesting as this was, I was left with wanting more out of some characters and thinking "just shut up!' with others. I wish the narration would return to several more important characters.
Memorable or Forgettable: The content of this book is something you don't read about too much in teen fiction. More often you get a book solely about suicide and it's effect on people. However, this book talks about the effects of an actual shooting in which other people are killed. In a society where gun control is an ever growing issue, I think we need more books about gun issues and less about depressed, moody teenagers.
Cover: The title is what grabbed at me and the book cover helped. You can definitely tell what kind of book it is by looking at the cover.
Age Range: 14 through 18 and up
Quality: 3Q - Readable
Popularity: 4P - Broad general teen appeal

tags: tragedy / school shooting / multiple narrators / ya lit

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