People Kill People

People Kill People

Someone will shoot. And someone will die.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins tackles gun violence and white supremacy in this compelling and complex novel.

People kill people. Guns just make it easier.

A gun is sold in the classifieds after killing a spouse, bought by a teenager for needed protection. But which was it? Each has the incentive to pick up a gun, to fire it. Was it Rand or Cami, married teenagers with a young son? Was it Silas or Ashlyn, members of a white supremacist youth organization? Daniel, who fears retaliation because of his race, who possessively clings to Grace, the love of his life? Or Noelle, who lost everything after a devastating accident, and has sunk quietly into depression?

One tense week brings all six people into close contact in a town wrought with political and personal tensions. Someone will fire. And someone will die. But who?

Title:People Kill People
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781481442930
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  • Carlene Inspired

    Not sure when I'll be ready to read any book about gun violence, but it's Ellen Hopkins and I read everything she writes so maybe someday I'll be ready for this....

  • Kate

    Not her usual verse novel style, although there are elements of it, but Hopkins still manages to break hearts, minds and characters. :) ...

  • Theresa

    3.5 stars but rounding down to 3 for Goodreads rating system. This book was ok. I'll be the first to admit I was not the intended target audience. But honestly I would not want my young teen who would...

  • Teresa

    This isn't my favorite Hopkins book, but still masterfully written. The pacing felt slightly slower, and I felt like the ending was rather predictable with some of the characters (Daniel's actually su...

  • Spencer

    absolutely incredible. hard to read at times because of the subject matter, but absolutely necessary....

  • Alicia

    I guess I’m still looking for her signature style that has matured and graduated to a different level, especially with her adult novels and her personal politics. Though gun violence is a timely top...

  • Heather Panella

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this at BEA 2018 and oh this book! Ellen Hopkins, you've torn my heart and given me so much to think about. People Kill People is smart, eloquent, beautiful, heartb...

  • April

    Sadly, despite really loving other books by Hopkins, this one is not working for me. DNF. I read about 70 pages before realizing I was rolling my eyes on every single page. So, I flipped to the last 2...

  • Nadine

    I’ve been an avid Ellen Hopkins fan since high school. Her books are always hard hitting, poignant, and unrelenting. Hopkins does not coddle her readers nor does she handle them with kid gloves. Her...

  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)

    All I could think of after reading this book was WOW.This is my first book I've read by Ellen Hopkins and I think the reason why I've stayed away from her books is not because I didn't think they woul...