Monday, February 21, 2011

Music Monday: "The Bones of Generations" for HATE LIST

At the end of their junior year, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend pulls a gun in the Commons, leaving six students and a teacher dead and many others wounded. Valerie is hit by a bullet in the leg trying to stop him, just before he ends his own life. Until that point, Valerie had no idea that the "hate list" that she and Nick created would be used to target victims in a vengeful shooting spree. For her, the list of tormentors was a way to ease the pain of being bullied and an outlet against the constant fighting between her parents. Although the police investigation reveals that Valerie had nothing to do with the actual shootings, many people in her community, including her parents, have a hard time believing that she is not at fault, too. With the help of a patient and insightful therapist, Valerie bravely returns to school after the summer to face the challenges before her. Told by Valerie in then-and-now chapters, with a few "excerpts" from local newspaper articles added for perspective, this is a startling, powerful, and poignant account of the incidents leading up to, immediately following, and continuing through the teen's senior year of realization and recovery.

This is one of the last books I read, definitely going in my top ten of the year. I'm dedicating this Music Monday to a very specific character in the book. One that we meet only through the eyes of the other characters, Nick Levil, the shooter. Enjoy Logh's "The Bones of Generations".

About the artist: Logh is a recent discovery of mine. They're this awesome post-rock band from Sweden that has indie rock and shoegaze elements because of their introspective lyrics and understated vocal lines. If you dig these dudes as much as I do, check them out!

Logh's Myspace page

Logh's Official Website


  1. Very awesome meme! I haven't seen anything like this one before.

    Great song choice, too :)

    Do they have an album out?

  2. By all means, take part in the meme whenever you think of any music that can go with books!!! Grab my button and all that if you want too! Would love to see what you come up with!

    Yeah! They've got a few albums I think. I'm going to write this on your page in case you don't see this :)

  3. Great meme! I might borrow your button, post something I've been thinking for a while now.

  4. Awesome idea! I associate so many books with particular music.

    I've heard that this book is fantastic earlier, but forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!


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