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.
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.
ReviewWow! I knew when I read the synopsis for This Is Where It Ends I was in for an interesting read. I was drawn in from the start and did not want to put it down.
One of my favorite aspects of this book was the multiple viewpoints throughout the school. I could picture myself in MY high school throughout the entire book, well minus the upstairs because our small town high school didn't have one of those but you get the point.
Nijkamp wrote it very realistically and I'd definitely be interested to see her other books. At first, the multiple viewpoints were confusing and I thought Nijkamp didn't give enough description but you find out more about the different characters throughout the book, not all at the beginning. By the end, I could see my friends from high school in them.
I would have been very interested in having the shooter as a POV but I think it's very unrealistic to know exactly what a shooter is thinking and would be difficult to write. All in all it was an interesting, fictional look at what could occur in the time frame during which a shooter opens fire in a school.
It was a very out of body experience for me and I ended up having a nightmare the night I finished revolving a shooter and a hotel room.
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I was provided with a copy of This Is Where It Ends in exchange for my honest review.