AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Format: Audio
Genre:  YA - School Shooting
Narrators: Nick Podehl, Whitney Dykhouse, Kate Rudd, Lauren Ezzo, Amy McFadden, Brittany Pressley, Scott Merriman


Publisher: Brilliance Audio
 6 hours 18 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


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. 


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.


This is Where it Ends by Marieke NIjamp - this is a harrowing tale about a school shooting told as it unfolds by several different students. Some are inside the school, some outside, all are desperate to discover what has. happened to their friends and loved ones. I have never been in a school shooting they didn't have them in the 80's but Wow, this is powerful. 

Devastating and yet riveting it shows the bravery of some, how quickly things happen and the devastation it brings to a community. This book is a definite cry for common sense gun laws (which I agree with). In an age where mental health is becoming more and more an issue I think that there is way too much access to weapons. In the book this is a town where people hunt, it isn't anti gun just wanted to put that out there.

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