December 12, 2015

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp #Review

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's 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.

The auditorium doors won't open.

Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


Marieke Nijkamp was born and raised in the Netherlands. A lifelong student of stories, language, and ideas, she is more or less proficient in about a dozen languages and holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek.

Marieke's debut young adult novel This Is Where It Ends, a contemporary thriller that follows four teens over the course of the fifty-four minutes of a school shooting, will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in January 2016. Visit her at

I wanted to really like this book I know thats a weird thing to say about a book that is about a school shooting.  But this is the time we live in.  I thank the author for attempting to write a story about a very hard and very real topic.  But I'm sorry to say that this one fell flat for me.  The characters they were very diverse but they felt under developed and kinda whinny.  

The story was an interesting idea but the execution just didnt work for me.  The shooter's past just didnt feel like it went deep enough for us to understand why and how he changed into becoming the shooter.  

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Flat, Parts didnt make sense 

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