This Is Where It Ends

This Is Where It Ends

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER from Marieke Nijkamp and one of the best realistic fiction young adult books of the decade (Buzzfeed, Paste, Book Riot), This Is Where It Ends is a "gritty, emotional, and suspenseful" (Bustle.com) novel that takes readers inside a heartbreaking fictional school shooting, minute-by-terrifying-minute.

Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun...

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.

10:03 a.m.: The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05 a.m.: Someone starts shooting.

Over the course of 54 minutes, four students must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun. In a world where violence in schools is at an all-time high and school shootings are a horrifyingly common reality for teenagers, This Is Where It Ends is a rallying cry to end the gun violence epidemic for good.

Praise for This Is Where It Ends:
A Buzzfeed Best Young Adult Book of the Decade
A Paste Magazine Best Teen Book of the Decade
A Book Riot Biggest YA Book of the Decade
A Professional Book Nerds Best Book of the Decade
A Bustle.com Most-Anticipated YA Novel
A Goodreads YA Best Books Pick
A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction
Kids Indie Next List Pick

"Marieke Nijkamp's brutal, powerful fictional account of a school shooting is important in its timeliness." --Bustle.com

"A gritty, emotional, and suspenseful read and although fictionalized, it reflects on a problematic and harrowing issue across the nation." --Buzzfeed

"A compelling, brutal story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. Nijkamp portrays the events thoughtfully, recounting fifty-four intense minutes of bravery, love, and loss." --BookRiot
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1492671118
  • 9781492671114
  • 12,770

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60,229 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
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3 26% (15,541)
2 11% (6,452)
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