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People Kill People
People Kill People | Ellen Hopkins
Someone will shoot. And someone will die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins tackles gun violence and white supremacy in this compelling and complex novel. People kill people. Guns just make it easier. A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression? One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who?
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Shakespearience
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An interesting, timely story about gun violence. Decided to finish reading this instead of paying attention to workshop (whoops). The story of one gun and the impact it has on so many different lives. #vhsreads #booksinverse

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DebbieGrillo
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1. Most recent 5⭐ tagged
2. Both, crunchy, but really both!
3. Sunrise
4. I'd put it toward a hot tub.
5. Grade 5
#friYAYintro @howjessreads

Amandajoy Hot tub. Awesome answer. 5mo
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DebbieGrillo
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This will be an easy one to recommend to my students. I love how the story is told from the perspective of six teenagers with unique life situations. Then, interspersed with poetry that could easily stand alone and it is highly thought-provoking. I will use some of the poetry as writing prompts. This is my first read by Ellen Hopkins and it did not disappoint.

Chrissyreadit What age are your students? 5mo
DebbieGrillo @Chrissyreadit I teach 11th and 12th grade, so 16-18. 5mo
Chrissyreadit I think I will get it then. 5mo
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DebbieGrillo
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"Ethnicity was never a concern for you. Kids were kids were kids. Nice, mean, athletic, sedentary, smart, not so. Those traits were independent of skin shade. Yes, there was always the gang faction, but criminals and druggies come in Caucasian, too."

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DebbieGrillo
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"...therein lies the peril--lack of self control."

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DebbieGrillo
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Find joy in the heat of the afternoon.

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DebbieGrillo
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Truth

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DebbieGrillo
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I accomplished My Week 1 goals in 6 days. I have already started on book 2 of 6 and am on track to meet my personal fitness goals for the month. I finished The Marrow Thieves and started listening to The House Girl on my walk yesterday and started reading the tagged book this morning.
#BFC #bookfitnesschallenge #week1 #checkin
@wanderinglynn @mcipher @krayoncolorz @BeckyB @Lucy_Anywhere @okthislooksbad @twohectobooks @Books.Bottles.and.Babies

wanderinglynn Great week 1! 🙌🏻 And great selfie! ❤️ 6mo
Lucy_Anywhere Nice one! 6mo
sudi 👏👏👏 6mo
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mcipher Nice!!! Great work 👏👏 6mo
twohectobooks Hurray! Happy Canada Day! 6mo
BeckyandBooks Great job!! Keep it up! 6mo
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SW-T
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A mix of poetry and prose about gun violence. Profiles six characters and how they ended up making the choices they did that led to a shooting. Not bad, but the styles sometimes clashed and while the characters were well done, they weren‘t particularly sympathetic. Appreciated her attempt to look at gun violence through poetry. The intro and afterwards were interesting too.

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hjreviews
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I love having a reading journal to look back through what I‘ve read and quotes I‘ve loved. Anyone else keep a reading journal? Anything special you make sure to note down? (Always looking for ways to make my journal better)

jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve just started using a reading log so it remains to be seen what I actually end up doing. I‘ve also been using Bookly and I suspect that I might end up liking it better. 10mo
Smarkies I have some sort of a reading journal. Somewhere to store quotes and some of my thoughts about the book. I find it a good way of recollecting what I liked / disliked about the book. 10mo
lucifare This is a great idea, and I think I'm going to start one! I'm always trying to look up quotes way later and can remember a couple words. This way I'll actually have the ones on hand that spoke to me. 10mo
hjreviews @lucifare That‘s probably my favorite thing about keeping the journals right now. The only downside (if you could call it that) is for books I love, I end up with 6+ pages of just quotes! 10mo
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hjreviews
People Kill People | Ellen Hopkins
Mehso-so

Differs from her usual style by including prose. Dislike the narrator, felt like a cardboard cut out with a pretentious attitude. Felt like there were too many characters to really get connected to any of them, and the ending was predictable. But the political statement was good.

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Amandapanda2
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I honestly love this book. It was sooo interesting and especially now with what happened to MSD and all the other shootings. It gives perspective on all sides and their views on gun violence and just guns in generally. I also like the fact that I didn‘t love the characters, that‘s kind of how people are they have a side that not a lot of people like but it does make them who they are. It had a great realistic factor that I really love.

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Shay1097
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Mehso-so

Book of 2019
I have a hard time with this book because it was a fascinating read but I hated all the characters. I‘m not sure if this was intentional or if the characters were all just crappy people but either way I find it hard to care about a book when I don‘t like who I‘m reading about. I do think this is a great topic to write about as it‘s ever present in our world right now. So for me this was a fast mediocre read.

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ChristySevern
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This is what authors do: we ask why. Why are people prone to violence? Why do people seek revenge? Why do people hate or fear or despair? Why do people kill people? If we can understand the whys, perhaps we can begin to solve the problem.

SW-T One can hope! 11mo
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nibech
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Got an e-gift card from my mom to B&N and this is my haul!

Titles:
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Wife Between Us by Hendricks and Pekkanen
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Circe by Madeline Miller
And books 2 and 3 of The Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

#barnesandnoble #b&n #bookhaul #fantasy #historicalfiction #realisticfiction #fiction #yafiction #mystery #nonfiction

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Samplergal
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I will never read another Ellen Hopkins as a result. In my defense, this was an ARC and needed to review it. #worstreads

Booksnob Oh that‘s a huge bummer. Her Crank trilogy is amazing and all my high school students devour her books. 12mo
Samplergal @Booksnob it might just be me. I hated the characters. It was painful to read I thought. 12mo
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lindsaykerr
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I really enjoyed this book! It is written in the second person and told from the point of view of the 6 main characters. That made it very easy to get in to the characters' heads. My "omg what if ______ is the shooter to do a play on ______" prediction (half way through) ended up being right which was exciting. Shooter and reason were right but victim was wrong. 2/3 ain't bad though! I definitely recommend this book ? #ellenhopkins #YAfiction

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lindsaykerr
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I read this morning while I got my winter tires put on and when my name was called to let me know my car was ready, another person in the waiting area commended me on my concentration! I told him I was so close to the end I just had to keep reading. Very excited to finish this tonight and see just what inspired the inside of the book jacket

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tonyahoswalt
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Mehso-so

Meh. I like this author, but I didn't really like this as much as some of her other books. None of the characters were likeable.

gradcat Great cover, though...such a shame it couldn‘t measure up!! 13mo
Samplergal It was dreadful, imho. I did love the cover, and was so hopeful. 13mo
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lindsaykerr
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The connections the main players have to each other are all starting to come together nicely. But who pulled the trigger? I guess I'll have to keep reading to find out #ellenhopkins #yanovel

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introvertedbooks
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This was such an amazing book that kept me up way too late reading. The stories of these 6 teens will stay with me for quite sometime. Such an interesting look into violence, especially gun violence among teens. A must read!

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mydearwatson
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(I won a copy of this book from Goodreads.
#giveaway)

This book by Ellen Hopkins switches between her signature verse style and prose. Her prose reads a lot like her very, so the dialogue comes off kind of stilted at times, but that does little to affect the book.

Full review at https://mydearwatsonbooks.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/people-kill-people/.

(pic from #Goodreads)

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candority
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Mehso-so

In this novel, Ellen Hopkins approaches the subject of gun control, nationalism, and violence from multiple perspectives, and while I know that this is fiction, I could hardly stomach reading the very real sentiments expressed by some of the characters. This book is a grim reflect of America, with no hints at possible solutions. In light of all the tragedy that has occurred in the past several weeks, I found this difficult to read.

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introvertedbooks
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Decided to try and end my reading slump by starting the newest Ellen Hopkins. Hopefully one of my favorite authors can break this slump.

MelissaSue81 What a beautiful dedication. I‘m not familiar with this author. Is this nonfiction? 13mo
Peddler410 @MelissaSue81 Ellen Hopkins writes realistic fiction on tough topics for Young Adult. She uses verse to tell her stories; some based heavily on personal family experiences. 13mo
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Samplergal
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I really didn‘t like this book at all. The topic was difficult, and the characters were all unlikeable. I don‘t like her writing, even though it was well written. Perhaps in a different time or place I may be able to like it more. But in October 2018, where 11 Jews were murdered in a synagogue, I just can‘t.

vkois88 I find her books to be very hit or miss... mostly misses 😑😑😑 13mo
Samplergal This was just awful. I won‘t read another of hers. 13mo
KatieDid927 Just tried to read it and couldn‘t. Abysmal. Quick and easy bail for me. 13mo
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Samplergal @KatieDid927 I‘m sorry you had to go through that. 😆. I‘ll never read her again. Horrible book. 13mo
KatieDid927 @Samplergal Haha all good, I won it in a Goodreads giveaway so no real harm done. And I did not get far, that‘s for sure. Ah well. (edited) 13mo
Samplergal @KatieDid927 that where I got mine! So glad I didn‘t pay for it. Had to give the honest review. That‘s hard. 13mo
KatieDid927 @Samplergal Indeed. I was just like, I hated the style and it didn‘t grab me so I bailed. 13mo
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Samplergal
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I have to read this for a review, but I don‘t know if my heart is in it this week. I‘m going to try to give it a go. #noantisemitism

Lcsmcat 💔 14mo
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Samplergal
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Given all that has occurred with hate this week, I‘m putting this aside for a while. It was to be one of my finishes for #24B4Monday but I just can‘t. Off to find another book. #crazyUSA #nohate #guncontrol

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Samplergal
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This will be my read for today. I‘m already 50% finished, but the whole white supremacy thing isn‘t making it for me. I may have to shelve it until some of this trump nonsense is over. #24b4Monday

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Samplergal
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Next up. A new author for me.

GingerAntics You're reading some really interesting books lately. 14mo
bookcollecter She is awesome! I read her Crank series about a young female protagonist who struggles with addiction to meth. 14mo
Readerann I really like Ellen Hopkins! 14mo
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jessreadsbooks88
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Mehso-so

I had a really tough time with this book. I was excited about it after I saw Ellen Hopkins speak at the Texas Teen Book Festival, but I found myself constantly putting this book down because I needed a break from it. Because there were 6 main characters, I didn't feel like I got to know any of them well enough to be able to empathize with them. Not a big fan of the ending, either. #readingjournal

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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

What a quirky, topical, not-entirely-satisfying read. Imagine Jodi Picoult and Rupi Kaur teamed up to rewrite The Book Thief so it‘s about modern day gun violence in the US. I saw the ending coming, which was disappointing. I bet it‘d be an interesting book club pick, if your book club is open to YA.

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BookishTrish
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Evening reading view #catsofLitsy

CouronneDhiver 🖤😻 Cutie patootie 1y
Cinfhen Such a cute face😻😻 1y
SassyBookworm 😻😻 sooo cute!!! 1y
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julesG 😻 1y
zsuzsanna_reads Pawesome photo! 1y
Johanna414 She‘s so pretty! Torties are the best! 1y
Crazeedi Precious! 🐱❤️😊 1y
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BookishTrish
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I‘m a sucker for a topical book and love books narrated in the second person. But. My youngest shares a name with the white supremacist character and I‘m finding that pulls me out of the story a lot. We shall see...

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saheffernan
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Septembers book haul. Thought I'd post this before October's arrives 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️📚🔖

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Meghan1
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I love Ellen Hopkins! Her books are gritty and deal with real issues. Another great read!

Sace Cute pups! 1y
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mydearwatson
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I won a copy of this book from #Goodreads in exchange for an honest review! I received it today. It‘s an #ARC, but the book was published on September 4.

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NikkiKey94
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At a time when gun violence is at its highest, this book could not be more appropriate. One thing I love about Ellen Hopkins, is that she is not afraid to tackle those hard to swallow subjects and how they affect everyone. This is by far my favorite book by her. She began the book with a “wow” moment and ended the book with a “wow” moment. When I was finished all I could do was sit and think, “Wow.”
“Guns don‘t kill people. People kill people.”

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LibrarianRyan
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No words.

#coverlove #YAedition

September 4

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MidnightBookGirl
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This book is reminding me of all the ways hate and fear are entangled. I always appreciate how Hopkins writes about difficult experiences, but I feel like her books should come with a puppy to cuddle.

Libby1 ❤️🐕❤️ 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Reading and caffeinating this morning. Wish I could crawl back into bed!

Tove_Reads I love purple! 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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Felt like a verse novel kind of afternoon. Spent part of the day transforming my mom's former room into a library/writing/guest room. It's bittersweet but it was harder keeping her room the same. Now I have a nice relaxing space to read. ❤📚

minkyb ❣️ 2y
GlassAsDiamonds Sounds like a difficult but ultimately soul affirming way to spend time 😊 2y
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