This Is Where It EndsAuthor: Marieke Nijkamp
Genre: YA Contemporary
ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Expected Publication: January 5th 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
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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.
*I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley.*
Sometimes you read a book so heartbreaking that days after you read it, you are still reeling from the deluge of emotions that the book has brought upon you. Sometimes you don't want to even think about it anymore because FEELS! This Is Where It Ends is one of those books. This is not an easy read, and this is not an easy review to write.
First off, I love the diversity of the characters. You get LGBT characters, POCs, and characters with disabilities. (As expected from DiversifYA's founder and We Need Diverse Books' senior VP.) I've always thought having multiple POVs is a huge risk on the part of the author. But in this book, it's quite fitting because we get to see a tragic situation from different perspectives.