Read Say Something: A Hate List Novella Online Free - In Hate List, Jennifer Brown delivered a powerful story about grief, friendship, and forgiveness in the aftermath of a school shooting. Now, she explores an evocative new narrative while digging deeper into the themes first touched upon in her debut novel.
David Judy knows what it's like to be bullied. Shy and gentle, with a soft voice and "a girl's name for a last name," he is a prime target. Thankfully, there's one girl David feels at ease with -- Valerie, the girl who's been dating his neighbor and sometimes-friend, Nick. Valerie is kind to David and pulls him into their circle of outcast friends, where he finally feels like he (sort of) belongs. So when David starts to suspect that Nick and his friend Jeremy are planning a revenge plot against their tormentors, he wrestles with whether or not to tell someone. By the time he finally works up the courage to say something...it's too late.
David tries to put what he knows behind him -- to forget and move on -- but that's hard to do as senior year starts and he watches his old friend, Valerie, struggle in a deep, dark place of guilt and confusion. It's time to speak up. David may not be able to end bullying, but by standing up, he might just make a difference. And that's what matters.
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January 14, 2016
What if there was a school shooting? What if people died? What if the school shooter was your friend, Nick? What if people blamed his girlfriend, Valerie, for knowing and not stopping the shooting? And you had a crush on her? And what if you were the one who knew what he was planning, but were af...
January 02, 2017
Jennifer Brown doesn't disappoint in the Hate List Novella "Say Something." I loved "Hate List" and finding out there is a novella, I was thrilled but also worried that it wouldn't do the book justice, as is often the case with novellas. But that definitely wasn't a problem here.
The novella is f...
June 28, 2015
This was such a wonderful and thought provoking novellas. Hate List is one of my favorites so I am glad I also enjoyed this one. I would highly recommend reading Hate List! You read the novella after you read that one.
February 28, 2018
J’ai ENORMEMENT apprécié découvrir Nick et Valerie à travers d’autres yeux que cette dernière! C’est ce qui me manquait dans Hate list : un point de vue extérieur. Et aussi découvrir les actions dont David a pu être victime
April 10, 2016
Initial reaction: "Say Something" is a great follow-up narrative to Brown's "Hate List". Brief read, but very emotional subject matter.
Though this was a very brief read, I still wanted to pick my heart up off the floor after reading "Say Something." David is the main character for thi...
September 08, 2015
The whole time I was reading Great Big Worlds song "Say Something" was playing in my head. This book is amazing and I loved it! Although it was just a novella, it was just as powerful as Hate List. David Judy is someone we can all relate to, and even though he didn't say something until it was to...
February 04, 2018
Hate List was probably my favourite novel of Jennifer Brown. While the subject matter was difficult to read, it was so real and so expertly written.
This is David’s story; one of the school shooter’s closest friends. One that thinks he could have stopped it, one who knew a little too late what wo...
April 27, 2017
Great preview to Hate List.
July 10, 2015
Loved this little novella giving David's recollection of his junior year and the shooting that occurred. His guilt is overtaking him, but he still has difficulty with telling what he knows...thus "say something."
I enjoyed the chapters that alternated between his junior and senior years at school...
October 13, 2014
Say something, say something, say something.
Why? Why didn’t you speak up?
Say Something is a short story to the amazing book Hate List. This story is focused on David, a friend of both Nick and Valerie.
In this story, we see deeper into the bullying side of the book; a little like...