Caroline Pignat / Jan 24, 2020

Shooter The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About KevinA lockdown catches five grade students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing the boys was

  • Title: Shooter
  • Author: Caroline Pignat
  • ISBN: 9780143187578
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About KevinA 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 anThe Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About KevinA 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 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 any Especially when they learn that one of them knows about the shooter than they realized

    Shooter Mar , Directed by Antoine Fuqua With Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pea, Rhona Mitra, Danny Glover A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President Ultimately double crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up. Shooter Official Site SHOOTER, is a drama based on the best selling Bob Lee Swagger novel by Stephen Hunter, Point of Impact, and the film starring Mark Wahlberg. Shooter TV Series Nov , Based on the best selling novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter, and the Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg The series, starring Ryan Phillippe, follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger, a highly decorated veteran who is coaxed back into action to prevent a Shooter film Shooter Rotten Tomatoes Shooter Critics Consensus With an implausible story and numerous plot holes, Shooter fails to distinguish itself from other mindless action thrillers. Shooter TV series Mark Wahlberg

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      • Caroline Pignat

        Caroline Pignat is the two time Governor General s Award winning author of highly acclaimed young adult novels Her historical fiction, contemporary, and free verse novels use multiple points of view and varied forms to engage readers of all ages.As a Writer s Craft student, Caroline wrote a short story that years later became Greener Grass, the first of a critically acclaimed series, and went on to win her first Governor General s Award for Children s Literature in 2009 A teacher with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Caroline has taught elementary, intermediate and high school students She spends her mornings teaching grade 12 Writer s Craft and her afternoons working with students in Writing Workshops and Author Visits, or deep in her next work in progress A confident and inspiring speaker, Caroline has presented to students and educators to historical societies and library groups and at writing conferences such as MASC, CANSCAIP, and SCBWI In 2012, she was one of 12 Canadian authors chosen to tour with TD Book Week.Recipient of two Red Maple Honour Book Awards and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Honour Book, Caroline has been shortlisted for many others including the CLA Book of the Year, three Geoffrey Bilson Awards for Historical Fiction, and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award.Born in Ireland, she grew up in Ottawa where she lives with her family.


    1. 4 STARS!!This was such a fast paced read I got through it in two days and for me that's a win. This book also takes place in one single hour so that was interesting to read about. I don't think I've ever read anything like that before. I liked how all of the characters POVs were noticeable and diverse from each other because sometimes it's hard to tell whos talking in a lot of YA books that are told from various POVs. This is an intense and eye-opening read as well and has a thriller aspect to i [...]

    2. You can't pitch this as being The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About Kevin and then have absolutely none of the depth of either. To quote The Wire's Omar Little: "You come at the king, you best not miss." And Shooter, you missed. By a long shot. The Breakfast Club worked because it was a group of teens - a representative of each high school stereotype, which was 100% borrowed/ripped off here - in a completely stagnant setting. They had nothing else to do besides pass the day. Their only [...]

    3. Much more about the lives of five very different high school students than a school shooting. A modern day Breakfast Club, complete with the princess, the nerd, the weirdo, and the jock. Most of these people don't spent any time together or even notice each other at all. Locked in a room with no way out, is it possible that they could gain some kind of understanding about each other? Alice is the shy and nerdy writer. She spends a lot of time worrying after her autistic brother, Noah. When every [...]

    4. I read this all in one sitting.d never came up for air until I reached the last page! I found this book to be a brilliant read!!!!!Four teens held hostage in more ways then one. An unexpected outcome.This is a sensitive, gripping portrayal of all the characters involved and how connections were made between them.The author has taken a subject matter that is in much of today's media and is one that always has listeners holding a collective breathe until the final outcomeis is something that I als [...]

    5. Shooter is a solid Canadian-Lit that features a multi-POV (5) narration using prose, verse, cellular text, and images. Between this and the other YA school shooting book I read this year, This Is Where It Ends, I found Shooter to feel more organic, nuanced, and less "cinematic" (even if Marvel's X-Men is the inspiration for some character frameworks). While it has its faults in convenient plotting and a limited scope per the villain's voice, Shooter does well to champion the acknowledgement of p [...]

    6. There should be a warning on the cover of this book: "DO NOT start reading this book at Midnight!"I decided to start this book at midnight a chapter or two before going to sleep, the next thing I knew it was 3:30am I'm 3/4 of the way through the book and my alarm was going of in 2.5 hours! If I didn't have to work in a few hours I would of stayed up the rest of the night to finish this book.I have not picked up a book in a VERY long time that I've wanted to stay up all night to read.

    7. I am a huge fan of horror/suspenseful books and movies and if you are interested in that kind of stuff, you should definitely read Shooter by Caroline Pignat. She definitely will make you be on the edge of your seat while reading this book. This book is amazing because 1) it has various parts of suspense and 2) all the characters have different stories but they realize they are connected in a very similar way. Alice, Noah, Hogan, Isabelle, and Xander are five characters you will not forget durin [...]

    8. Read this book in 1 day!! So freaking good! I really identified with something in every character and absolutely LOVED all the difficult themes and ideas this book tackled beautifully! I really appreciated that although the main topic of the book, a school shooting, is one that can be terrifying and gory it was written in a way that captured the fear and felt genuine with out it being overly frightening. This makes it accessible to everyone I think that's great! I also really liked that this too [...]

    9. I loved the beginning of this book. It was fun and believable and I wanted to know what was going to happen to all the characters. However, the minute Alice ran out of the bathroom, I knew it was going to shit for a while. Up until they were all back in the bathroom, it was totally unbelievable. The plot with the X-Men pranks was on-again-off-again. The ending was realistic enough, but I definitely had to let some things go. Really, my main problem with this book as the level of believability. H [...]

    10. Actual rating 3 1/2. This is hailed as “The Breakfast Club” meets “We need to talk about Kevin” so I was intrigued to read it. And it’s pretty good! Imagine a school lockdown with these five people trapped together in the boys’ toilets: friendless Alice, a writer; her older brother Noah who is non-verbal Autistic; school council president and straight A-achieving beauty Isabelle; enormous ex-footballer Hogan (named after the wrestler Hulk) whose brother’s death has left him broken [...]

    11. I didn’t like any of the characters, they were typical and flat, and were dealing with generic senior year problems. I feel like the author just thought of the four most generic types of high school students, and picked one from each group to build her cast: the popular one, the loner, the nerd, and the bad boy. Oh, and then added an autistic brother to make it more diverse. The plot was just as flat as the characters were, with the big reveal, being nothing special. All of the dramatic stuff [...]

    12. Once you start this book it's very hard to stop. Every 2 pages gives you some critical information that just keeps you wanting more. All of the characters are very unique and I love how when it's each other's chapter you can really see their separate emotions and the writing changed to suit them as well. I will never think of x-men the same again. A good description of what a lock down would be in their scenario.Also don't judge people by their appearance because you might be very wrong about yo [...]

    13. 4.5 out of 5. I really enjoyed this and couldn't put it down (except for when I had to go to work, but you know, those pesky bills must be paid, so.) I enjoyed the multiple POVs and the interesting Breakfast Club theme that Pignat had going on. It's definitely an intriguing way of writing about a school lockdown. I liked how everything kind of fit together. While I wanted to slap some of the characters for their insensitive remarks, it also rang very true that those who don't understand fear the [...]

    14. This book was FANTASTICSometimes I find that in books with alternating perspectives, you forget halfway through who is narrating. That's not the case with this book at all. It almost seems like each perspective was written by a different author, thanks to the vast difference in narration styles between the characters. Pignat was great in establishing a specific voice for each character and maintaining that throughout the novel in relation to the character's personal development.The characters al [...]

    15. I started reading this book out of curiosity. I read “This is Where it Ends” last year and I wanted to compare the stories because they seemed to have a very similar plot line. Honestly, I didn’t have very high expectations of the book. I was wrong, I ended up really liking this story and not being able to put the book down. The story goes into the lives of the kids involved in the school shooting instead of the actual shooting itself. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cliff [...]

    16. A random group of teens is holed up together in a school bathroom during a lockdown. The teens ultimately realize that this is not a drill and they begin to piece together what is happening in their school. Told from multiple POVs, the novel is well-written and gripping. Can each teen overcome their individual difficulties and do what is necessary to save themselves and everyone around them?Short-listed for the 2018 MYRCA.

    17. This book was absolutely amazing. It is told from the point of view of each teen locked in a bathroom during a lock down drill. It is less about the school shooting and more about the lives of the teens. I loved each one of the characters and didn't stop to breathe for the last 180 pages of the book. Finished this one in 2 days.

    18. can't decide if its 4 or 4.5 but it was really good!! I started and finished the book today and that's something I haven't done in a longgg time felt pretty good lol. a fast paced book and it was exciting but also chill at the same time the only way I can describe it

    19. I liked the different style of writing in this book. For example instead of the chapters they put the names and what they were thinking.

    20. Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would, great thriller/mystery, and I think I'm almost out of my reading slump *fingers crossed*

    21. I really liked this book. I thought that it was very unpredictable. I also liked the plot. My favorite character was hogan because his background story

    22. Rating: 3.7 StarsFive students are trapped together in a bathroom during a lockdown. While they initially think that it’s a drill, as the hour progresses throughout the book, they come to understand that the danger is real. I picked up this book as the cover art caught my attention, and because it is on the Red Maple Book List 2017. I did enjoy how fluid and how quick the book was. Pignat has an excellent writing style, and the mix of poetry and prose served the book well. She’s definitely a [...]

    23. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Shooter instantly appealed to me because I love books that deal with raw emotion. I knew I just had to read it. As an added benefit, this one also has multiple narrators, so readers are given bits of information from various perspectives as they puzzle the story together. As I anticipated, I devoured Shooter! Each narrator's voice was unique and gave an added struggle to the situation unfolding at t [...]

    24. I wrote this in a notes app half at 4am whilst half asleep so please forgive the mess. I can't decide how I feel about the two autistic-coded characters in this book, Noah and Xander. On one hand, Noah's chapters were for the most part spot on, though I'm not convinced she actually talked to any autistic people about their experiences; They show the fight-or-flight nature of meltdowns at one point and it's a good way to remind people that hey, autistic people are still people, they have thoughts [...]

    25. Definitely a 4.5.That was amazing. I 100% suspected the right person from the very beginning and guessed/hoped for the OTP I was given in the end (and holy shit I'm so happy about it, I would not have been okay if they didn't end up together), but weirdly enough that's all I ended up predicting. The ending was full of suspenseful surprises which was amazing. I really related to Alice a lot. She's a lot like me, a lot like I was in high school and that was just really calming to read about for so [...]

    26. 4.5 stars but rounding up because what a lovely story!I can't believe I hadn't heard of this author before. She's awesome!This is about five teenagers being locked up together during a school lock-down. There is a shooter in the school And these five kids could be the only one able to stop him.It is such a good story. It's got kind of Breakfast vibes, with the fancy school president, Isabelle; the awkward, caring nerd Alice; the big, intimidating young-convict-sort Hogan; the painfully awkward g [...]

    27. This book is amazing! You can tell Pignet did her research due to the details infused in her writing. Every perspective is unique and each character has their own voice. The characters start off as stereotypes. Alice, the introverted "nerd" writer. Hogan, the delinquent jock. Isabelle (Izzy), the self-centered cheerleader. Xander (Alexander), the outcast. However, we learn their stories and suddenly token characters become humans. The characters are dynamic and interesting. They all have a story [...]

    28. I really was hoping that this was the book I thought it was. Gripping, fast paced, and complex. Instead, I ended up reading a boring, one sided and honestly, forgetful book. All of the characters sound the same. Sometimes, I'd be halfway through a chapter, and I wouldn't realize that I was reading from Hogan's POV, because the only original thoughts that they have are:"Noah"/"writing" for Alice, "Popular"for Isabelle," They don't understand me"for Hogan,and "Camera" for Xander. Noah was the only [...]

    29. What a deeply powerful book! This story starts in a school bathroom during a lockdown. The story follows the five students who are in the bathroom as the event unfolds. But there is so much more to this book than meets the eye. No matter how different these students are, through their time spent together, they find a common thread.I want to express that this book is so much more than a school shooter book. You get a very vivid image of what life is like for each character outside of the bathroom [...]

    30. Razorbill Canada and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Shooter. I was under no obligation to review this book and my opinion is freely given.Shooter involves a plot that is all too common in today's society. When a teenager on the fringes of his high school microcosm decides to amp up his pranks to something more deadly, will a group of teens together in lockdown be able to help the police stop the tragedy from happening?The biggest problem that I had with Shooter was that the aut [...]

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