Quick & Dirty Book Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp




Title: This Is Where It Ends
Author: Marieke Nijkamp
Genre: Young Adult
# of Pages: 292
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: January 5th, 2016
Buy: Amazon | Chapters 


Summary: (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.

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 honestly thought I was going to like this one a lot more than I did. I think my expectations were too high going into it. The story line had a lot of potential but honestly I felt like I just couldn’t connect with it at all. The characters just didn’t have enough depth. I felt that there were just a lot of unanswered questions when it came to Tyler and why this shooting was taking place. All shootings are horrible events that would be extremely emotional, and yet this book did not evoke any emotion in me at all!

Rating: 1/5

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