Monday, November 14, 2016

This Is Where It Ends/ Marieke Nijkamp/ 292 pages

This Is Where It Ends is a Young Adult novel written by Marieke Nijkamp.  It was chosen as an Overdrive Big Read.  Set in Alabama, the reader meets various students attending Opportunity High School.  It's the first day of the Spring semester.  A student who has left school is returning.  While some great his return anxiously it is not until he sets foot in the auditorium that the real fear begins.  The book continues to examine the thoughts that cross the minds of key students as they react to brutal actions.  Bit by bit the reader is exposed to the back story that brought about the violent actions carried out by one student.  Written for a young adult audience the book is a light treatment of what makes a school shooter.

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