Title: This Is Where It Ends
Author: Marieke Nijkamp
Page Count: 282
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.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
The auditorium doors won't open.
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.
"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
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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.