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This Is Where It Ends|Marieke Nijkamp
This Is Where It Ends
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The reviews are in This Is Where It Ends, the #1 New York Times bestseller and one of the Best Books of the Decade (Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, BookRiot), could break you. I am speechless. The saddest book I have ever read. Literally tore my heart out.

Go inside a heartbreaking fictional school shooting, minute-by-terrifying-minute. Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun...

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.

Over the course of 54 minutes, four students must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun. In a world where violence in schools is at an all-time high and school shootings are a horrifyingly common reality for teenagers, This Is Where It Ends is a rallying cry to end the gun violence epidemic for good.

Praise for This Is Where It Ends

A Buzzfeed Best Young Adult Book of the Decade

A Paste Magazine Best Teen Book of the Decade

A Book Riot Biggest YA Book of the Decade

A Professional Book Nerds Best Book of the Decade

A Bustle.com Most-Anticipated YA Novel

A Goodreads YA Best Books Pick

A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction

Kids Indie Next List Pick

Marieke Nijkamp's brutal, powerful fictional account of a school shooting is important in its timeliness. --Bustle.com

A gritty, emotional, and suspenseful read and although fictionalized, it reflects on a problematic and harrowing issue across the nation. --Buzzfeed

A compelling, brutal story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. Nijkamp portrays the events thoughtfully, recounting fifty-four intense minutes of bravery, love, and loss. --BookRiot

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781492622468
  • ISBN-10: 149262246X
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
  • Publish Date: January 2016
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.84 pounds
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17