THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS by Marieke Nijkamp is the gripping fictional account of a school shooting.
Told in “real-time” from the perspective of friends, family, and classmates of the teen shooter, this quick read takes place in one harrowing hour. The tragic story immerses readers in the thoughts, reflections, and actions of people facing the unimaginable horror of a gunman in their high school auditorium.
The author’s use of time stamps for each chapter, flashbacks, text messages, and other literary techniques adds interest for teen readers.
Librarians will find that students are attracted to this timely topic and drawn to the universal themes of revenge, heroism, and hope.
To learn more about the author, go to http://www.mariekenijkamp.com/
Published by Sourcebook Fire on January 5, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.