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Near the end of her junior year, Valerie's leg was badly injured in a school shooting. Several students and a favorite teacher were killed; others were injured. Valerie stopped the shooter's rampage, but she was also implicated in the crime: the shooter, Nick, was her boyfriend, and his targets were people on a list she had started. Can Valerie return for her senior year? Should she even be allowed? Is she guilty? Is she a hero? Tough questions face Valerie, and the reader, in this realistic look at life after a tragedy. I appreciated how the author showed the impact of the shooting on Valerie's family through the story. Also, the discussions Valerie has in therapy are really thought-provoking. If you like to read seriously realistic fiction, then this one's for you.