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, Someone will shoot. And someone will die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins tackles gun vi...

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Title:People Kill People
Author:Ellen Hopkins
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1481442937
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:431 pages pages

People Kill People Reviews

  • Claudia
    Oct 09, 2018
    What do you say about a talent and a passion like Ellen Hopkins? You say, "Thank you, World." This book reads differently from others of her books...usually each character speaks for him or herself in first person poetry...here...the first person narrator is a gun. And all the seduc...
  • Stephanie
    Aug 10, 2018
    Let me just start by saying that this should probably be marketed as a horror book because it left me shaking. Maybe because I have a baby and maybe because his name is Silas but JEEZ. I don?t want to spoil anything because I received an ARC, but here?s a few things: ?We ...
  • Kelly Hager
    Sep 04, 2018
    Like all of Ellen Hopkins' novels, this is intense.  We know from the onset (literally even before we start to read) that someone will die. We don't know who, or who will do the shooting.  And from the beginning, we know that some of these characters are completely awful. I fee...
  • Heather Panella
    Jun 27, 2018
    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, heartbreaking, and just plain old GOOD! It's a book that we desperately need right now; one ...
  • Alicia
    Jun 30, 2018
    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 topic and yeomans work to do right. It works. It?s tragic. It?s lovely. You meet well...
  • Kate
    Jun 16, 2018
    Not her usual verse novel style, although there are elements of it, but Hopkins still manages to break hearts, minds and characters. :) ...
  • Nadine
    Nov 27, 2018
    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 novels always feature triggering topics and People Kill People is no exception. Ho...
  • Jade Melody
    Jan 10, 2019
    This was an important story surrounding a controversial topic that is only argued but never written about in such way. Ellen Hopkins beautifully wrote the different perspectives concerning guns, immigration, and races. This was a hard read only because it dealt with the reality that hu...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Sep 27, 2018
    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 would be good, but books are an escape for me and I too often see the dark underbelly of...
  • Carlene Inspired
    Aug 08, 2018
    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. ...
  • Katie
    Nov 11, 2018
    *won in a Goodreads giveaway* I found it completely unreadable. The style was grating and the subject matter deeply unpleasant. Couldn?t even finish. ...
  • Sara
    Sep 09, 2018
    This book broke my heart. Full review on my blog. ...
  • Thea (All About Books)
    Oct 09, 2018
    Putting don for now. Will try again when I'm in the right mood. ...
  • Krissy Hamrick
    Sep 20, 2018
    I will admit this book caused some INTENSE anxiety. Which is why it took me longer than usual to finish. However, it was such an important topic to address. It may make you uncomfortable, but the ugly truth often does. The title really says it all. People. Kill. People. ...
  • Jessica White
    Sep 17, 2018
    Disclaimer: this book deals with sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, and gun violence. Now, that that's been said.... lets get down to business. Ellen Hopkins took a chance on this book, and wrote in a new and unique way. Instead of her usual free verse poetry style, she led us straig...
  • Meaghan
    Jan 06, 2019
    ?It doesn?t matter how the gun fell into the wrong hands. It only matters that it did.? People Kill People follows the story of the essence of violence and a gun, and how these two work to affect the lives of 6 distinct people. Told in a combination of verse and second per...
  • Spencer
    Sep 13, 2018
    absolutely incredible. hard to read at times because of the subject matter, but absolutely necessary. ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    Aug 08, 2018
    "Contemplate. What?s required to become the catalyst for death? A moral compass, sprung and spinning haywire? Antifreeze, flowing through your veins. Or, perhaps, nothing more than circumstance?" I?ve hard the hardest time coming up with a rating for and I?m going to have an e...
  • Ellen Klock
    Jan 04, 2019
    At a time when hate has become a common occurrence where children are being held in detention centers while their parents are deported or bombs are being sent through the mail to high profile individuals or a synagogue has become the target of gunfire during a religious ceremony, these...
  • Bonnie
    Oct 03, 2018
    Wake up call for sure. Excellent book by the author. ...
  • Karen Barber
    Oct 29, 2018
    A simple message...though other factors may aid the process, it?s people who kill people. This contemporary read allows us insight into the lives of a lot of characters, each of whom has reason to be angry/to want to hurt people/to feel like they need the protection of a gun. We hav...
  • Elena
    Sep 11, 2018
    I'm always so incredibly impressed with Ellen Hopkins' ability to emotionally wreck me. She is seriously one of my favorite writers. She always writes about something relevant and hard to read, always writes for the education and betterment of people. And she does it so well. I love he...
  • Rhonda Leese
    Dec 06, 2018
    Wow. Has a handful of characters whom we follow all through the book as it moves toward an immigration rally. Each character has a reason for wanting a gun and committing violence. The inside cover says, "People kill people. Six teens. Six reasons to pull the trigger. Someone will fire...
  • April
    Sep 18, 2018
    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 20 or so pages and skimmed those. I do not feel I missed anything of importance in the ...
  • Kiki Cole
    Jul 16, 2018
    This book had a lot of offensive but true topics. I would say that it was good but it could?ve been better, maybe a little bit more well executed, because I got the feeling that it was a bit hard to read because I am for certain things like pride and immigration. I think the cast of ...
  • Theresa
    Sep 28, 2018
    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 have been to read this. For me the story was strong and interesting so that's whe...
  • Jordan (pagetravels)
    Jul 22, 2018
    1.5/5 I honestly am not entirely sure exactly how I feel about this but what I do know is it has some serious issues that I can't really get over. ...
  • Teresa
    Sep 18, 2018
    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 surprised me though). I enjoyed the epilogue, where we got to see the futures of all of ...
  • Jeweliana
    Sep 16, 2018
    DNF. A book that does too much and not enough all at once. Violence is the personified narrator and while that was interesting at first, it just became annoying once you realized this voice was not going away. I believe I read through three narrators (in second person) and they w...
  • Deborah Hightower
    Sep 09, 2018
    This book was very disturbing to read but so necessary. Gun violence occurs on a regular basis. In the last few days while I was finishing this book a man with mental health issues legally bought a gun and shot people in a bank and a female police officer entered an apartment she misto...