Hate List by Jennifer Brown. Five months ago, Valerie's boyfriend Nick opened fire at school. Shot trying to stop him, Val saved the life of a classmate, but she's also implicated in the shootings because she helped create the list Nick used to pick his targets. After a summer in hiding, Val must confront her guilt and return to school. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves, Val must come to grips with her role in the tragedy in order to move on with her life.