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This is a tough issue that I don't think anyone is prepared for so if you pick this up just hold your heart because it's going to break in two. Being abused on so many levels even by his teacher.

I can see why some people found this profound and impactful but for me, the stylistic differences and how it came together lacked a lot and ended in an unsatisfying final product. More By and About This Author. RELEASE DATE: Feb. 28, 2017. They are not those gangsters that can be found in Justyce’s neighborhood. Now though I found I just hold on a little tighter to certain people in the morning and the day after I finished this I even cried after driving away. Khalil was unarmed. by Shaun David Hutchinson ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 1, 2015. WHAAA-- This was SO FUCKING GOOD. I feel bullying in school needs to be address better than it is and should start in early elementary school.

This was brilliant. I’ve always been both disturbed and fascinated about the psychology of the students who choose to shoot their classmates at school, and left unsettled by the way it makes me feel unsafe even in my own city. He was bullied from the age of 9 and put down and cr. ARTICLES. Such a clever project.
Publisher’s description: ... Each chapter is told from a different victim’s viewpoint, giving insight into who Kirby was and who he’d become. Start by marking “Violent Ends” as Want to Read: Error rating book.

This a (purely fictional) look into the life of a school shooter, Kirby Matheson, a seemingly normal kid who had many friends, loved reading and even loved being in the school band. A vignette from the point of view of his childhood tormentor is deeply troubling. A variety of characters affected by a school shooting offer their perspectives in this work of realistic fiction penned by 17 different authors and coordinated by Hutchinson.

Each chapter is told from a different victim's viewpoint. Book Review: Violent Ends. |

It FELT like one story, it wasn't choppy, and a lot of the chapters related back to characters in other chapters. 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.

It’s free and takes less than 10 seconds! It is definitely a five star read for me. After finishing it I am left with a strange feeling and honestly it's taken me a few days to sit down and right this review. In this roller-coaster ride of a debut, the author summons the popular legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. to respond to the recent tragic violence befalling unarmed black men and boys. VIOLENT ENDS tells the story of seventeen people who knew Kirby at different periods in his life and in different capacities.

I was mad and sad and sometimes thankful while reading this book. It's different from Nineteen Minutes because it's told in 17 different point of views. Each chapter offers a singular point of view from a person who knew him well, such as his sister, a close friend whom he tried to help escape horrific sexual abuse by her father, and a girl with whom he'd had a romance, as well as those who knew Kirby only in passing: a former neighbor, a cheerleader with an eating disorder who'd previously been in the school band with him, and a girl who turned down his invitation to a school formal. Seventeen-year-old black high school senior Justyce McAllister, a full-scholarship student at the virtually all-white Braselton Prep, is the focus. I recommend this book to all of my friends.

But this isn't a story about the shooting itself. How do you review a book that's written by 18 different authors with 18 different POVs, over 17 short stories, about a kid that suddenly decides to shoot up his school? ; It's a great look at how a genuinely good person became a killer.

4.5 stars, despite a lower average rating.

Some are sweet, some are dark; some are seemingly unrelated, about fights or first kisses or late-night parties. This was an excellent, engaging, well-paced collection of short stories written by 17 different authors about different characters each impacted by a school shooting.

This story is about the accounts, leading up to the attack, from several different people, peers and teachers alike, who were involved with Kirby at some point. © Copyright 2020 Kirkus Media LLC. Nic Stone Especially when the stories aren't even about the shooting itself. But they were all interesting and I honestly could not stop reading at all. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dawud Anyabwile. They way they showed things from Kirby's past as far back as middle school that could have contributed to his state of mind. Anytime I read a book that deals with the situation that takes place in the book it is difficult. In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers—including Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth Revis—come together to share the viewpoints of a group of students affected by a school shooting.

Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published To do what he did is inexcusable but I think people need to take a look at what happens to these children early on in there life. How is this different from Jodi Picoult's 19 Minutes? Angie Thomas We get some snippets of the event through flashbacks and characters viewing it from the TV, Violent Ends doesn't really take place during the shooting. However, the sheer number of perspectives feels unwieldy at times. So heartbreaking on so many levels. I've found it's hard to separate myself from the story because of my family and this really shoves the dangers that lurk in schools right in your face and I am terrified. With smooth but powerful prose delivered in Starr’s natural, emphatic voice, finely nuanced characters, and intricate and realistic relationship dynamics, this novel will have readers rooting for Starr and opening their hearts to her friends and family. They way they showed things from Kirby's past as far back as middle school that could have contributed to his state of mind. And this wasn’t a book that promised the answer. Welcome back. Anytime I read a book that deals with the situation that takes place in the book it is difficult.

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