'10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity 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.

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.'

This book was captivating.

I honestly didn't expect this book to get to me as much as it did. Being an Australian I don't have any experience with School Shootings so I was really interested in reading this book. I didn't however realize just how moved I was going to be by it.

I am not usually a fan of books being told from multiple points of view, but for this book not only did it work, I think it actually enhanced the story.

I loved the fact the the story was told over the 45 minutes that the shooting took place and that the characters were all in different parts of the school, these elements really added an urgency to the story and an extra layer of panic, fear and frustration.

Have the story told from four points of view meant that we didn't only get to know and experience this event with the four characters but also with their friends and people close in area to them whilst the shooting was taking place.

The characters that were did get to spend the most time with were so relatable and the emotional connection between the reader and the characters was completely solid and establish from the first shot.

Marieke Nijkamp did a fantastic job with this book. I honestly don't have a bad word to say about it. I will definitely be reading it again in the future and I truly believe everyone should read this book at least once in their life.

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp is a must read book for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker