I received this book for free from the publisher 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
on January 5, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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.
I’ve read a few other books about school shootings and was very captivated by them. When I heard about This is Where it Ends I immediately added it to my to read list. It sounded so horrifying but good. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all I hoped it would be.
This is Where it Ends suffers from having way too many points of view. I’ll admit this could just be my problem because I’m a little notorious for not liking books with multiple points of view. But I feel like it was overkill in this book. I kept getting characters confused or losing track of them in the story. I got pretty annoyed.
I also feel like the characters just did silly, unrealistic things. They weren’t well written at all. I had zero interest in them by the end.
This is Where it Ends had a lot of potential. There were intense moments that had me on the edge of my seat but it wasn’t enough to make up for the other problems I had. This book seems to be getting lots of great reviews so don’t let my opinion sway you. You may love it.