Goodreads Monday is weekly meme hosted here. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to link back here and feel free to link up in the comments so that others can see what you picked.
Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! It has been FREEZING over here, so I’ve been hiding indoors and bingeing Vampire Diaries on Netflix.
Anyway, this weeks pick for me is a book I discovered recently and one I am excited to pick up.
Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson
Published: September 1st 2015 by Simon Pulse
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.
It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto the 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 one boy—who had friends, enjoyed reading, playing 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 bullets at 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 told from multiple perspectives—with one character and one event drawing them all together—by some of YA’s most recognizable names.
38 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday”
As interesting as this one sounds, I think it will be too intense for my liking. Here’s my pick for the week: https://mystorynotes.blog/2018/03/19/goodreads-monday-2/
Fair enough 😅 everyone is different
Oh wow, what a relevant concept. I’m really looking forward to your thoughts when you read it!
And just linked up! http://thetravelinginkwell.com/2018/03/19/goodreads-monday-march-19-2018/
I’m always on the lookout for books about this subject matter 🙂 I hope it’s good! 🙂
This sounds intense.
Here’s mine http://www.jolinsdell.com/2018/03/goodreads-monday-lafayette-sword-by.html
It definitely does!
Unbelievable that these things actually happen. We live in a sad world. This won’t be an easy read, I’m sure. Have a nice week! 🙂
My Goodreads Monday post
It is definitely sad that these things still happen and that no preventative measures are taken to try and stop them. I hope you have a great week too! 🙂
As dark and intense as this sounds, I think I might enjoy it! I hope you do!! Here is my link for the week 🙂 https://stephsfictionandfamilylove.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/goodreads-monday-march-19-2018/
I hope you do if you decide to pick it up!
Thank you! 😊
Looks really interesting! Here’s my link https://thesecretlibrarysite.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/goodreads-monday-the-sisterhood-by-emily-barr/
It does! 🙂
Nice pick! I hope you enjoy it. This is my first time joining in on this meme 🙂
Here’s mine: https://booksarethenewblackblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/goodreads-monday/
Thanks! Me too 🙂 awesome! Thanks for joining in 🙂
Great pick! I also love binge watching Vampire Diaries!!
Thanks! This is the first time I’m watching the tv show so… and I haven’t read the books either 😅
Vampire Diaries should be part of everybodys daily routine anyway! Love the choice of book and one I’d not heard of! Here’s my link http://www.booksandme.co.uk/2018/03/goodreads-monday-lonely-life-of-biddy.html
I’ve never watched or read them before, so this is my first experience and I’m really enjoying it so far …
Good pick 🙂 I joined in 🙂
Great pick. This book sounds great!!