Book Review: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

24529123Read On: 15th January 2016

This book is a page turner. I couldn’t stop reading it while my heart raced. Every second was real and confronting but in a good way. It’s not something for one with a faint heart. And its controversial…. There is no doubt about it.

Here is the Goodreads Blurb:

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.


A teenager with a gun shoots up a school. I would’ve liked more depth as to why he did it, but then we really don’t find out why someone does something anyway. So I wasn’t to fazed. He came across with reason enough. He had a tough life. He struggled in school.

There are four POV’s but surprisingly it was fine. I managed to keep the characters all straight.

Writing/World Building

The writing was fine. Worldbuilding – well i got a good sense of the school. Each scene had just enough detail for you to get a good feel for where they were and what they were doing. 


I couldn’t put it down and I ended up reading long into the night until I was finished. When I was, I wasn’t okay and that was fine. I like a good book that effects you afterwards and gets you thinking.


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