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Sunday, 25 September 2016

This is Where It Ends

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

January 2016

ISBN: 978-1-4926-2246-8

Pages: 285

Contemporary Young Adult

Opportunity, Alabama

At 10:00 am the principal of Opportunity High School finishes her speech encouraging the student body to excel and achieve and also welcoming them to a new semester.

The students get up to leave the auditorium to go to their next class at 10:02 am.

At 10:03 am the auditorium doors won’t open.

Suddenly at 10:05 am someone starts shooting.

Over the next fifty-four harrowing minutes terror reigns when one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

This is a story that is very well told and gives different views from different students and how they manage to both deal with what is going on and their fight to survive. It pulls the reader in as they read what is happening minute by minute. This is story that will stay with readers long after they finish the book because of the impact it makes on them. It will also have readers wanting to read more from this author. This story has some unforgettable characters in it.

I give this one 5 red roses


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