Author: Marieke Nijkamp

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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.

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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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