What are the best fiction about school shooting?

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    #1Violent Ends

    Violent Ends

    Violent Ends is a collaboration of 17 YA writers to write a book about Kirby, a high school student who killed six people in school. Written from the POV of victims and witnesses, this book depicts how they saw Kirby before and during the incident.


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    Benjamin Greene
    Written on February 27, 2018
    "This book really cuts close to home in light of what has been going on in the United States in past years with the increasing number of violence of school shootings. Needless to say, this isn't your standard bubblegum young adult fiction. Instead, this is a hard-hitting collaboration between a number of YA fiction authors who come together to paint a gristly picture of what life is like in a school in the aftermath of a shooting event. While this might be fiction, it feels like the story is unfolding right in front of you as you read. This one isn't for the faint-hearted. "
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    #2Hey Nostradamus

    Hey Nostradamus

    Hey Nostradamus! is Douglas Coupland's novel about Cheryl Anway, who was killed in a school cafeteria. Years later, her father Reg and her secret boyfriend Jason still hasn't moved on, despite Jason finding a new lover in Heather.


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    Lisa Green
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "The characters seem very alive! Another great book by Douglas Coupland!"
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    #3Hate List

    Hate List
    Hate List is a young adult novel by Jennifer Brown about Valerie Leftman, who helped her boyfriend create a list of people they hated, a list that her boyfriend later used when he was choosing people to shoot at in school.

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    Justin Harris
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This book definitely seems to focus on the subject matter I am interested in with this search. The subject is at least part of the main story, and the user reviews make me think this will be a solid novel dealing with that subject. I think I'd be extremely happy with this novel."
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    Lockdown is Diane Tullson's harrowing story of a bullied boy who has had enough of the humiliation and brought a gun to school, and one student's hazardous attempt to diffuse the situation and save his girlfriend, Zoe.


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    Richard Lucas
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This is quite a stirring novel to read about a school shooting. It kept me quite engaged throughout and it is well written. I will definitely be seeking out other works from this author."
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    #5A Thousand Cuts

    A Thousand Cuts

    A Thousand Cuts is Simon Lelic's young adult novel about Lucia, a female inspector in a chauvinist department, and her investigation of Samuel, a psychopath who shot dead three students before killing himself.


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    Jennifer Ross
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "A book about issues faced in the world today such as sexism, bullying, and the horrific effects of random acts of violence. Detective Lucia investigates a school shooting and as Lucia begins to piece together various witnesses statements she starts to question the innocence of others."
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    #6The Life Before Her Eyes

    The Life Before Her Eyes
    The Life Before Her Eyes is a novel by Laura Kasischke about Diana, who was with her best friend Maureen when a classmate enters the room with a gun, prompting Diana to see her whole life pass her thoughts by in that moment.

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    Marina Márquez
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This was a very was a very hard read. The realities of children getting shot is just horrible. But at the same time it makes us aware of what the kids go thru when this happens to them."
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    #7One Breath Away

    One Breath Away

    One Breath Away is Heather Gudenkauf's novel about the people of Broken Branch both inside and outside a school that is currently under hostage by an unknown man with a gun.


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    Carolyn Little
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "The writing is excellent in One Breath Away, but the subject matter may be too upsetting for most. It is terribly unfortunate that there is fiction about this topic in this day and age, but times are what they are. If you can handle the subject matter, this is a can't put it down kind of book and I recommend it for those who can take it."
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    #8The Hour I First Believed

    The Hour I First Believed

    The Hour I First Believed is Wally Lamb's novel about Maureen, one of the people inside Columbine High School during a shooting. The story revolves around the trauma she suffered and its effect on her everyday life.


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    Jeffrey Gonzalez
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This isn't a fiction, in a way. Having the novel set in a real event, with factual backing, makes it blur the line between fiction and biography. However, having that background of an actual event allows the author to spend more time developing his characters, as the setting needs less attention. Not to say it gets none, but it's easy to picture, so there's less focus on it. Overall, it's a good choice for someone looking for this topic, as long as they are OK with the author using a real event for the story."
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    Mockingbird is a young-adult novel written Kathryn Erskine. Originally published in 2010, it follows the story of a girl with girl with Asperger syndrome. It won the 2010 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature

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    Ronald Henderson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is good to read."
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    RAGE HD is developed by id Software for iOS devices. You will have to survive the mutant invasion. A first-person game app with HD images. You can choose arms like a pistol, a shotgun or a machine gun.




    Roy Simmons
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Not really about anything related to an actual school shooting but a crazy fantasy that would never happen. Game is also very buggy and crashes a ton."
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    #11Nineteen Minutes

    Nineteen Minutes
    Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes delves into the story of a school shooting and how that affected the inhabitants of the small town of Sterling. It is a story where violence begot violence.


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    Scott Collins
    Written on February 27, 2018
    ""This is not my usual book to read. We chose it in book club, but I loved it. Great writing and really made me think about how we treat each other as human beings. Also gave me more empathy for the troubled and bullied kids out there. Cried for the last 3 or 4 chapters. It is truly a heart wrenching story (situation) for all those involved. I certainly re-evaluated some of my opinions of people and reminded me not to judge others when I don't know all the facts. This was a book I could not put down!" - Joyce [Verified Purchase]"


Best What are the best fiction about school shooting
1Violent EndsBooks 22 Paid
2Hey NostradamusBooks 20 Paid
3Hate ListBooks 18 Paid
4LockdownBooks 18 Paid
5A Thousand CutsBooks 16 Paid
6The Life Before Her EyesBooks 15 Paid
7One Breath AwayBooks 15 Paid
8The Hour I First BelievedBooks 13 Paid
9MockingbirdBooks 13 Paid
10RAGEGames 6 Paid

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