Shooter by Caroline PignatShooter by Caroline Pignat


byCaroline Pignat

Hardcover | May 3, 2016

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The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About Kevin

A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with them--could anything be worse?
There's Alice: an introverted writer, trapped in the role of big sister to her older autistic brother, Noah.
Isabelle: the popular, high-achieving, student council president, whose greatest performance is her everyday life.
Hogan: an ex-football player with a troubled past and a hopeless future.
Xander: that socially awkward guy hiding behind the camera, whose candid pictures of school life, especially those of Isabelle, have brought him more trouble than answers.
Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals, and homework assignments, each student reveals pieces of their true story as they wait for the drill to end. But this modern-day Breakfast Club takes a twist when Isabelle gets a text that changes everything: NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school!
Suddenly, the bathroom doesn't seem so safe anymore. Especially when they learn that one of them knows more about the shooter than they realized...
Caroline Pignat is the award-winning author of seven YA novels. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award (The Gospel Truth in 2015 and Greener Grass in 2009). Unspeakable, a Red Maple Honour book, was also shortlisted for the 2015 CLA Young Adult Book Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young ...
Title:ShooterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.7 × 1.1 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143187570

ISBN - 13:9780143187578


Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I bought the hardcover book a few months back when the paperback wasn't out yet. I rarely do so because it becomes expensive after awhile, but I just couldn't wait and I must say I do NOT regret it one bit! The story was not what I expected but it was incredibly well-written. It's actually my current favourite! There was great character development. I have to admit there were characters I seriously did not like, but by the end, they all had their moments and that made me smile
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shooter Each teen starts as a stereotype, though gradually you see there’s more to them than that, at times I wondered if it were realistic to have these kids who don’t really like one another confiding really personal things to one another over such a short time period, but they are stuck in frightening circumstances so maybe that would compel a person to open up when otherwise they might not. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD!!! So gripping and captivating!!!! Must read!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tense and gripping A powerful, gripping book about a group of students in the middle of a school shooting. The author deftly handles multiple viewpoints and brings to light issues of parental pressure, loss, responsibility, and more. And I think it's a testament to her characterization that the most page-turning part of the book is the characters themselves. I mean, for most of the book, the characters are barricaded in a school bathroom with much of the action going on external to them... and that just ramps up the sense of claustrophobia and interpersonal conflict.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAAZINGG Can I say amazing. 5 grade 12 high school students gets thrown into the only open room during a lockdown: The boys washroom but one of them knows who the shooter is. I love how the story is told in different ways such as text messages, poetry, journals, homework assignments and prose. You get to see how the lockdown affects everyone individually and as well as their back stories of themselves. I really enjoyed how some situations continues through different characters point of view. It was really interesting how you get to know what every students were feeling and thinking during the lockdown and story telling that was going on during the lockdown. Love it. I NEED MOREEE. One of the best read of 2016 for me.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the most underrated books of Spring 2016!!! I was looking through the highly anticipated books for 2016 and this book showed up on the list. When I read the synopsis, I knew I wanted to read this book. I've read quite a lot of YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi lately so I was looking forward to something contemporary. The characters are so different from one another, and their voices so distinct that you can't help but relate to them in some way. Throw in the suspense of this lockdown they're sitting through, and you've got one heck of a book. Everyone should read this book.
Date published: 2016-05-31

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR Shooter:"Pignat has created a pitch perfect combination of multiple modes, well-tuned voices and [an] irresistible and satisfying story."--CM Magazine"With gut-wrenching locked-room suspense, Shooter is a frightening, yet hopeful snippet of high school life in the 21st century." --The National Reading CampaignPRAISE FOR Unspeakable:"Mark Unspeakable as a YA title with huge crossover appeal." --Quill & Quire