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.

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.

Characters

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. 

Overall

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.

Rating

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