Author: Marieke Nijkamp


Review: This is Where it Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

January 13, 2016 Book Review 2

Review: This is Where it Ends – Marieke NijkampThis Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
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Published on: January 5th 2016
Published by: Sourcebooks
Pages: 292
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: eARC

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The Story
 .(summary from Goodreads)

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.

10:03 a.m.
The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05 a.m.
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.


My Thoughts

First book review of 2016! Wahoo!
I’ve had this book on my kindle for quite a while but for some reason I’ve been avoiding it, waiting for the right time to read it. I wanted to be in the right head place, I wanted to have the time to really immerse myself in it, I needed to be somewhere that I could get all emotional and cry and not be judged. It took a while, but I finally found the right time and place to read it and I’m really glad I did.

I have to admit I was intrigued when I saw the description for this book. Gun crime in schools is something very relevant to our world today and having never read a book on the subject before I was curious to see how such a sensitive subject would be tackled. I have to admit I was expecting to be in a highly emotional state by the end of the book, and although I wasn’t I still can’t deny how captivating the story was.

“I didn’t need to die for him to kill me.

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