Violent Ends

  • Title: Violent Ends
  • Author: Shaun David Hutchinson Kendare Blake Steve Brezenoff Delilah S. Dawson Trish Doller Margie Gelbwasser E.M. Kokie Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Violent Ends 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
    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 oIn 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.

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    About Shaun David Hutchinson Kendare Blake Steve Brezenoff Delilah S. Dawson Trish Doller Margie Gelbwasser E.M. Kokie Cynthia Leitich Smith


    1. Shaun is a major geek and all about nerdy shenanigans He is the author of We Are the Ants, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, The Deathday Letter, fml, and the editor of the anthology Violent Ends Find out information at shaundavidhutchinson He currently lives in South Florida with his dog and watches way too much Doctor Who.


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    1. Onvan : Violent Ends - Nevisande : Shaun David Hutchinson - ISBN : 1481437453 - ISBN13 : 9781481437455 - Dar 338 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2015

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    2. My story, "Violent Beginnings" is featured in this unique book that's part collective story telling, part anthology. Each author picked a different perspective of someone involved in some way in a tragic school shooting. I'm so honored to be a part of this book!

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    3. WHAAA-- This was SO FUCKING GOOD. I want more! Dear Courtney Summers, you ROCK male POV! I felt like everything was incomplete because every story was SO GOOD I wanted more, specially Tom Leveen's and Courtney's. I don't know who Elisa Nader is but her story knocked all the air out of me. MUST READ. Sometimes we forget that every human being in multi-dimensional and complex. That good people do good things and terrible people still have good sides. In every tragedy, the overall question is why? [...]

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    4. 3.17 out of 5 starsThe world is so different than it once was back then, and I’m not so sure that’s a good thing. Fifty some odd years ago, school shootings were basically non-existent. Nobody had to worry about sending their children off to school, and teachers never had to worry about going to their jobs either. Schools were the untouchable places where evil ceased to exist.Nowadays, it seems there’s a school shooting every week.All the stories in this book are interconnected to the same [...]

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    5. I am seriously excited to be a part of this collection of stories.

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    6. Three stars off for crudeness and swearing."I wish I could go back. Back to sixth grade. Back to last night. I wish I could ask Kirby Matheson what it's like to be a ghost. I wonder if he can fly now, all by himself." (pg. 94)

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    7. 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. We never get the voice of the shooter; instead, we're forced to see who he was through those who knew him welld those who didn't. Many short story collections can be hit or miss, but this one is almost entirely hits. Because the focus is so tight, so are the stories. There were maybe two or three that didn't work for me, so I ended [...]

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    8. I discovered this hidden gem at TXLA and I was beyond excited to start it. 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. 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. Yes I know these dangers have been there for awhile, but I guess going day to day you just don't think about them. Now though I f [...]

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    9. Huge thank you to Simon Teen Canada for this ARC!Have you ever read a book that physically affected you? Reading Violent Ends did that to me. It left me shaken and exhausted to the core. What's worse in the novel hit a little too close to home for me at times, when you've been directly or indirectly affected by violence, it's not an easy feeling to simply wish away. Violent Ends is a unique beast. Written with seventeen different perspectives, it's a book that revolves around one teen, and a hor [...]

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    10. 4.5 stars, despite a lower average rating. This book messed me up so much. It's a great look at how a genuinely good person became a killer. Violent Ends doesn't excuse Kirby's actions, or even necessarily try to explain them. It just gives background, which makes the ending seem even more horrible. The fact that this is a collaboration makes this book better; the prose varies, and the stories come from people who differ in both their situations, and in their relationships to the killer. All the [...]

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    11. "To realize it's not really about Kirby now, it's about what's left. And if you don't deal with it, it will deal with you."As a reader, I never think about what an author must give, when writing a YA book about real issues, to make it feel real. Whether it's about eating disorders or self harm, rape or abuse, the story has to feel authentic to resonate and pass the meaning of the story on to the readers. The author really has to crawl into their mind and try to live it, breath it, know it. And t [...]

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    12. See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss.Diversity Rating: 1 – TokenismRacial-Ethnic: 1 (One Cuban girl, one Asian girl, and one Engrish-speaking Asian woman)QUILTBAG: 0 (The only QUILTBAG character gets murdered and can’t claim their own identity)Disability: 1 (character with an eating disorder)Intersectionality: 1Though Violent Ends is a novel in seventeen points of view via seventeen chapters written by eighteen authors, it’s eas [...]

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    13. Incredible. I can't even believe how much I loved this book. We know that Kirby Matheson goes on a shooting spree at a school, but this isn't about that. It's a collection of short stories - each one a different point of view - and each written by a different author. Some of them don't seem to connect to either Kirby or the shooting or the rest of the high school until somewhere else in the book a story connects the dots for you and makes you lose your breath. There is even a chapter from the po [...]

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    14. 3.5 starsViolent Ends is a bold and fascinating project with a very unique perspective. School shootings are always a tricky and very sensitive subject in fiction, and because of the horrifying circumstances of such a situation, there isn’t always much space within these stories to humanize the shooter – aside from the fact that a lot of people wouldn’t want to sympathize in any way or form with someone like that, either. The only other book I’ve ever read that attempted something simila [...]

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    15. Let's be honest right up front: I read this for the Neal Shusterman chapter. And I was not disappointed. Even better, I liked the rest of it way more than I thought I would. I don't want to say I loved it. It gave me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. This is heavy, heavy stuff. This is a horrific topic. It's not fun to read. I wanted to put it down for good multiple times, instead of just taking lots of breaks. The idea of studying an event like a school shooting from multiple points of v [...]

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    16. The Perfect Shot, Presumed Destroyed and History Lessons were my three favorite stories.

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    17. Grade: A+Who is Kirby Matheson? The boy who befriended bullied kids? The kid who tried to protect you? Your victim? The oddball? The loner? The boy you who was once your friend? Your secret crush? The unpopular kid with whom you couldn't be seen? The kid with a gun? The monster? The shooter? Your brother?VIOLENT ENDS tells the story of seventeen people who knew Kirby at different periods in his life and in different capacities. Each chapter is written by a different YA writer, each one of the se [...]

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    18. Violent EndsA solid 4 stars. Mr. Hutchinson and the other writers craft a magnificently flowing novel told from seventeen differing perspectives, from the best friend of the schools' football team who watched his friend die in his arms after being shot to the actual gun used in the school shooting that killed six and left five injured. The plot centers around several MC's, as each author tells a different part of the overall story, but the angst-driven killer who calmly walks into the school caf [...]

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    19. For a book with like 17 stories, it felt kind of lacking. Hate List described the whole scene better and it had one POV. I still don't understand why he killed half the people he killed and the others he killed the friend of the one who had actually done something to him? I don't know. It's weird. It's like you're given the borders of a puzzle and the whole center, the essential part of it, is missing. Also,it had POVs of people who wereso irrelevantto the story, to everything at all. But no, it [...]

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    20. Anytime I read a book that deals with the situation that takes place in the book it is difficult. The way the authors did this with so many different point of views made it such a unique read. They way they showed things from Kirby's past as far back as middle school that could have contributed to his state of mind. 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. He was bullied from the age of 9 and put down and cr [...]

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    21. Wow.Violent Ends is profound, eye-opening, and completely captivating from start to finish. Having a story featuring seventeen individual perspectives written by seventeen different authors is an ambitious yet phenomenal idea and is truly pulled off successfully here. The stories were touching and completely realistic. Some were very relatable. All of them made me feel something. This is a thought-provoking book on a very important topic that I cannot recommend enough.Every story is connected in [...]

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    22. As a teacher, this book made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck more than once. The thought of something like this happening at my school is the stuff of my nightmares. But I admit to being curious about books like these - and I'm fascinated by books written by groups of authors. (I can only imagine the collaboration necessary to pull this book off.) Each chapter is written by a different author from a different perspective about the boy responsible for the school shooting. As you would e [...]

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    23. Trish Doller AND Courtney Summers?! Um, yes, please!

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    24. I liked three stories out of this entire collection. The rest were no bueno.

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    25. Gorgeous and terrifying. Such a clever project. My favorite story was GROOMING HABITS by the amazing Elisa Nader.

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    26. I don't even know how to tell you my feelings on this book. I've read a few anthology books written by various authors, but THIS by far is the best. It FELT like one story, it wasn't choppy, and a lot of the chapters related back to characters in other chapters.My question is HOW?? How did these 17 authors pull this off? It had to be a coordination nightmare-- and I give Shaun David Hutchinson so much credit for pulling this together so seamlessly.What I thought this book did really good (and wh [...]

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    27. When it comes to this book I don’t even know where to start. I requested it because it just looked so interesting – everyone always asks why some teens walk into a school and start shooting. And this wasn’t a book that promised the answer. But it was a book that said it would show lives that were connected to the shooters, in either a large or small way and we would get to see how it affected them. Some of the people were victims, some of them knew him before the shooting and encountered h [...]

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    28. 4.5/5 stars---Violent Ends is a stunning compilation of stories revolving a topic that is incredibly prevalent in our society at this point in time. This is a compilation of 17 stories that revolve around a school shooting, and each of the stories takes on the perspective of a different character, as a different person who is being affected by this tragedy. Anthologies can sometimes have issues with cohesion and flow, but I didn't find that I had any problems connecting and diving into the book [...]

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    29. Violent Ends is a compendium of short-stories written by 17 different YA authors that reads as one story about a seemingly normal boy named Kirby Matheson, a name you won’t soon forget, responsible for a school shooting, told from the perspectives of people he left behind or took with him, who may or may not have known him personally. I don’t know who came up with this idea, but it was brilliant. I’d really like to know how the writing process was because the stories are all connected. Lik [...]

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    30. 2.5 starsEh. This one didn't really come together as cohesively as it should've for me. The authors of this book are trying to make a certain point with their story, and I just couldn't get there. It was a little hard to believe and I didn't entirely agree with their vague morality about this topic.

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