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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People Kill People Reviews
Actual rating: between a 3.5 and 4 stars. I kept wavering and didn't know if my "lower" rating was because of my feeling about the subject matter. The writing was good enough that it made me feel disturbed, which I guess is a good thing. I wasn't always a fan of the 2nd person POV-the entire book is narrated by what I guess is violence, and the 6 main characters are used with 2nd person. Violence is talking to the reader as if we are them. This made it feel a bit jarring and uncomfortable at tim ...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.
Not sure when I'll be ready to read any book about gun violence, but it's Ellen Hopkins and I read everything she writes so maybe someday I'll be ready for this.
I guess I’m still looking for her signature style that has matured and graduated to a different level, especially with her adult novels and her personal politics. Though gun violence is a timely topic and yeomans work to do right. It works. It’s tragic. It’s lovely. You meet well-rounded characters and learn about different lives that are mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors. The ending is sad though not completely surprising.
It’s important, but lacked the pacing and interest of something l ...more
This is an incredibly conflicting read for me, it was the exact opposite of what I expected, but it still satisfied me? This one's tough to rate, but here we go - my 6 step rating system.
TW: Racism, sexism, epilepsy, suicide.
1) Writing Style - this book is written in partly poetry, which was beautiful and though-provoking, clearly Hopkins' area of expertise, and makes me want to pick up her other stories written exclusively in poetry. However, the majority of the book was written in collective f ...more
ARC provided via Edelweiss for an honest review.
“See, I’ve got this theory.
Given the right circumstances,
any person could kill someone.
Rating this book was hard but trying to come up with a review was so much harder. I didn't rate this book and I honestly don’t even think that this review will make that much sense, but here goes.
I wanted to read this book because it’s about gun violence and that’s something going on in America today. This book is more interactive in a way. You ge ...more
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