Monday, January 9, 2012

Book Soundtrack (2)

I started my own Music Monday last year. I was inspired by all the bloggers out there putting books to music. Since these are two of my loves, I kinda ran with it. Still trying to figure out if I want to give myself the option to do posts like these any time of the week!

Here is an retro-post I did for HATE LIST by Jennifer Brown.


The Book

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..

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 "shoegazing" 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 comment:

  1. I love this post so much! Obviously I love books and music but for some reason, I've always had a bit of a hard time connecting the two. Very rarely will a song come to mind when thinking of a specific character or book. Anyways this book sounds sad, hard, but also really good and this song definitely has a creepy feel to it.
    -Katelyn

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