Saturday, March 25, 2017
This is where it ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository
Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and 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.
I have no doubt that this will be one of my favourite books I'm going to read this year. It was heart-breaking, incredibly written and pulled me in. I cried, laughed and fell in love with each of the characters in just under three hours.
I seriously have no negative things to say about this book; it was absolutely amazing. Although the book was written from several different perspectives I wasn't confused about who was talking, mainly because each character had such a different voice. I fell in love with each of them as soon as they opened their mouths and began talking about what is going on.
Do not read this book all at once! You will want to (trust me I did), but don't do it! It will drain you emotionally, leaving you with no power to do anything. I had to lay down on my bed in a puddle of tears for at least an hour after finishing this book. You have been warned...
The ending wrecked me. Without giving too much away I have to say that the last 5 chapters are an emotional roller coaster that switches from going up to down every second. It also also contained my favourite quote that I've ever read ever: "I didn't need to die for him to kill me". To be honest I loved every single sentence in this book, but that quote is the one that stuck with me. I have no idea why.
I don't know what else to say; it was amazing. The characters felt fleshed out and didn't go through incredible changes, which I was glad about as the book took place over 54 minutes. The setting is realistic because it was just a generic high school, but it was well written. I will definitely be re-reading this book soon because I love it so much. Go read it!