Book Review: This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Title: This is where it ends
By: Marieke Nijkamp
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 286
Release Date: January 5th, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads: 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity 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 a.m. The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.

Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Review: Emotional, tearjerker. This book threw me right into the middle of an unspeakable act. A school shooting that was filled with emotion and terror. I couldn't imagine going through something like this and am grateful that I never had to. Especially as a kid. Unable to really comprehend what is happening and then to have those memories follow you around for the rest of your life. If you are ready for a deep read, this is it. Five stars for this one.


  1. It sounds like it would definitely be an emotional read. Glad that it was a good one for you.

    1. I don't generally go for books with such hard content, but this one was good.