Title: People Kill People
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Date Read: October 14, 2019
Ellen Hopkins does not shy away from tough topics– and she delivers them to a dedicated YA audience that embraces her use of both poetry and prose to tell her stories.
In People Kill People, Hopkins tackles the American gun violence epidemic. Through the stories of six teenagers; readers are invited to walk in the character’s shoes and make sense of the reason as why they might be compelled to pull the trigger. Someone will die, she tells us, but who?
People kill people. Guns just make it easier. Highly recommend this read for YA and beyond.