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?...
|Title||:||People Kill People|
|Number of Pages||:||431 pages|
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People Kill People Reviews
A book that does too much and not enough all at once. Violence is the personified narrator and while that was interesting at first, it just became annoying once you realized this voice was not going away.
I believe I read through three narrators (in second person) and they were all grown white racist men. I hear there's one diverse character later on but I was not interested. Although these racist white men are written about in second person, as if you're 'slipping into their skin', unless yo ...more
3.5 stars but rounding down to 3 for Goodreads rating system.
This book was ok. I'll be the first to admit I was not the intended target audience. But honestly I would not want my young teen who would have been to read this. For me the story was strong and interesting so that's where the stars were earned. As for for the style, let's just say I was NOT a fan. It wasn't so off putting that I couldn't finish. I just do not care for poetry or verse. Since receiving the book I realize that is the au ...more
This isn't my favorite Hopkins book, but still masterfully written. The pacing felt slightly slower, and I felt like the ending was rather predictable with some of the characters (Daniel's actually surprised me though). I enjoyed the epilogue, where we got to see the futures of all of the characters, something Hopkins doesn't usually do.
The message of this piece is very powerful, of course, and reflects contemporary issues today that we as people must face. And sadly, this might continue to be ...more
I will admit this book caused some INTENSE anxiety. Which is why it took me longer than usual to finish. However, it was such an important topic to address. It may make you uncomfortable, but the ugly truth often does.
The title really says it all. People. Kill. People.
Wake up call for sure. Excellent book by the author.
Disclaimer: this book deals with sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, and gun violence.
Now, that that's been said.... lets get down to business.
Ellen Hopkins took a chance on this book, and wrote in a new and unique way. Instead of her usual free verse poetry style, she led us straight into the skin of the characters with poetry sprinkled throughout. But the amazing thing that she did.....
She made violence the narrator.
Which is amazing.
People Kill People is told through 6 POV's: Rand, Silas, Daniel ...more
This book had a lot of offensive but true topics. I would say that it was good but it could’ve been better, maybe a little bit more well executed, because I got the feeling that it was a bit hard to read because I am for certain things like pride and immigration. I think the cast of characters wasn’t as diverse as I would’ve liked it to be but the fact that it takes place in Arizona makes sense for the fact that there was only one diverse character pretty much but there was someone who had epile ...more