ARC Review: This Is Where It Ends
Author: Marike Nijkamp
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date: January 5, 2016
Synopsis: 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.
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.
I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Characters: I really enjoyed getting to know each and every character. You learned a lot about each of them which led you to grow attached to them. You felt for them, and you felt their pain. The multiple point of views was great for this novel.
Plot: I was crying the whole time I was reading this book. It seemed so real, and it kind of was given the world we live in today. This Is Where It Ends was so greatly written, I know it'll stick with me for a long time. People need to be more aware of these types of situations.
Ending: There is no happy endings for shootings, but they do make you stronger. The ending really makes you think about life and what you can do in these types of situations.
Overall: This was a beautifully written novel that everyone needs to read and never forget. It's amazing and sad, but it really makes you think. I loved it, and I read it in four hours. This Is Where It Ends was just fantastic.
About the Author:
Marieke Nijkamp a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and diversity advocate. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies.Amazon | Goodreads | Nijkamp's Website | Tumblr
Her debut YA novel THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS will be out from Sourcebooks Fire in 2016.
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