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“Fall’s most provocative YA read.” —Entertainment Weekly
A New York Times bestseller.
Someone will shoot. And someone will die.
A compelling and complex novel about gun violence and white supremacy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.
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?
About the Author
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.
“Fall’s most provocative YA read.”
— Entertainment Weekly
"A compelling, page-turning story."
“Readers are left guessing which character will kill and which will die.”
"This powerful story will spark controversy and prompt passionate debate."
— Publishers Weekly
“A book that everyone should read.”
“[Hopkin’s] essential message…will reverberate with readers long after they put the book down.”
— New York Times Book Review