This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Beth’s Review)

Posted 30 December, 2015 by Beth / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp (Beth’s Review)This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Genres: LGBT, Young Adult
Pages: 292
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley

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.
10:03The auditorium doors won't open.
10:05Someone 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.

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Thoughts on This Is Where It Ends

This book is filled with tragedy and still, went I finished reading it, I was filled with hope. I was crying but I was smiling. I felt a hollow part in my heart that this book just ripped out of me, but I also knew that this is one of the best books I’ve ever read.

This book follows a few different characters during the hour that the shooting takes place. There was Claire, Tomas, Autumn, and Sylv. Each character is so completely different and so important in their own ways.

I think one thing that I’m going to take away from this book was the diversity. There were POC main characters, there were queer girl main characters, and there were queer POC main characters. They weren’t background characters. They didn’t act straight and then three years later the author will say “well yes they were gay! I just didn’t think it was important to show them in a romantic setting!”

While reading the beginning of this book, I texted a friend of mine and said “There may be lgbt+ characters in here. Also POC. YES OMG” I was so happy. I was ecstatic.

I loved this book for the diversity. I loved it for the writing. I loved it for the characters. I loved it for the pace. There is nothing about this book that I didn’t love. Expect me to be shoving this one in your face for a while. This is a book that you’ll want to read. Trust me.


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