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Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke NijkampThis Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on January 5, 2016
Pages: 292
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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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
The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05
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.

REVIEW:

~ 54 minutes. The entire story spans a timeframe of fifty four minutes. ~

Although there are other published books that deal with this topic. I think the way this story is written sets it apart from the others. It’s told in multiple points of view, and I really enjoyed learning each featured characters perspective. Learning how they were connected with each other in one way or another. Ms Nijkamp did a great job building the backstory. I felt like I really knew these characters.

There were a few times the story seemed to drag on a bit. I found myself wanting to skim a couple times, but I stuck it out and read the entire book. For the most part though I’m ok with how it ended. I think the author left a few strings untied. I would have really liked to know how things ended up for one of the main major characters.

Overall, this story is pretty good for a debut. I’ll be looking forward to reading more of Ms Nijkamp’s work.

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