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Review: "This Is Where It Ends" by Marieke Nijkamp

July 5, 2017

 Title: This Is Where It Ends

 

Author: Marieke Nijkamp

 

Page Count: 282

 

Summary:

10:00 a.m.

The principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

 

10:02 a.m.

The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

 

10:03 a.m.

The auditorium doors won't open.

 

10:05 a.m.

Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

 

Praise:

"This Is Where It Ends is simultaneously heart pounding and heart wrenching. This book will leave you asking questions that we as a society should have answered a long time ago." -Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin'

"As long as there are Newtowns and Columbines, there will be a desperate need for gripping, well-written, and poignant novels like this one." -Todd Strasser, author of Give a Boy a Gun and Fallout

"Entirely gripping and fast paced." -Lucy Christopher, author of Stolen

"This Is Where It Ends is a book everyone should read to better understand each other and the world around us." -Robin Talley, author of Lies We Tell Ourselves

"A compelling story of terror, betrayal, and heroism... This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted." -Kirkus Reviews

 

If You Liked This Book You May Like:

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasglow

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

 

Our Review:

 Ohhhhh myyyyyyy... This boooooookkk... I can't even... As I texted my friend (let's call her Kurome), "OMG I just finished reading This Is Where It Ends." and "It's so... so... I HAVE NO WORDS MS. WRITER IMPULSES HAS NO WORDS!!!" Kurome didn't respond after that. Just to give you an idea of what Kurome and I thought of this book, we fought over it in the library. Kurome won. But anyway... This book is an amazing, powerful read. I was immediately pulled in, and couldn't turn away, no matter how many times someone told me to put the book down. This story inspired me to write a story of my own, which is honestly not very similar to this one, so it's funny how writers get their inspiration. Back to the book :). I really loved how you could get each character's opinions, they all came from very different places, and had very different experiences.

 

The Bottom Line: All in all, this book's amazing.

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