It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others.
But this isn't a story about the shooting itself. This isn't about recounting that one unforgettable day.
This is about Kirby and how one boy—who had friends, enjoyed reading, played saxophone in the band, and had never been in trouble before—became a monster capable of entering his school with a loaded gun and firing on his classmates.
Each chapter is told from a different victim's viewpoint, giving insight into who Kirby was and who he'd become. Some are sweet, some are dark; some are seemingly unrelated, about fights or first kisses or late-night parties.
This is a book of perspectives—with one character and one event drawing them all together—from the minds of some of YA's most recognizable names.
Hardcover, 352 pagesExpected publication: September 1st 2015 by Simon Pulse
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I'm dying for this one because one of the authors writing it is Kendare Blake. Whom I adore to pieces. Her books are amazing. It is also by so many authors, I don't know them all, but I adore a bunch of them :D So many amazing people. And this one sounds so good! It seems different. And it sounds so creepy and exciting and I like the cover too. Yeah. I think this book is going to be amazing. Can't wait to read.
What are you waiting for on this violent Wednesday?
Anything with Kendare Blake involved is going to be amazing! :D But this one won't be for me. I can't read school shooting books. I just can't stomach it. Hope you get to read this one, Carina--I look forward to your thoughts on it!ReplyDelete
I agree 100% with you Carina! Anything with Kendare Blake needs to be read!ReplyDelete
Great pick sweetie!
I read one recently that reminds me of this one, but it's POVs are all of kids during the 54 minutes ofthe shooting. It's powerful stuff. Tragic. I imagine this one will make me feel the same :( Going to rec this one at the end of the week too I think. People should read it.ReplyDelete
What a great choice for this weeks WoW post, Carina! I haven't seen this one around before, but I am familiar with Blake. This sure sounds like a highly original way to go do a fictional portrait of a school shooter. I am adding it on Goodreads now. I hope you enjoy your Wednesday and that the weather is better than in my part of Norway(it is very shifting today).ReplyDelete
I like that the point of views are from different authors. That's awesome. I really do want to read this one. I find books about school shootings to be really fascinating, but it's an oh to common (and horrifying) occurrence in real life.ReplyDelete
Oh, wow. I didn't know Kendare Blake had another book out. And this one sounds amazing. I'm curious what brought Kirby to start shooting people.ReplyDelete
Majanka @ I Heart Reading
I've not really heard of this book, Carina! Anthologies are interesting, though I don't read too many of them, unfortunately :/ I'm excited for the Slasher Girls one :DReplyDelete
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
Very excited for this one as well. Great pick!ReplyDelete
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I've been seeing this one around a bit and it does sound good. I've yet to read an anthology!ReplyDelete
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Ohh yes, please!ReplyDelete
I didn't even know about this book before now. It sounds fascinating! And so many great authors are contributing to it...thanks for sharing! Great WOW :DReplyDelete
I'm on the fence about this one! It doesn't really sound like my thing, but I like a lot of the authors. You'll have to tell me how it is. :)ReplyDelete
Great pick, lady!