This Is Where It Ends

This Is Where It Ends

The #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Decade
A Paste Magazine Best Book of the Decade

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.

The auditorium doors won't open.

Someone starts shooting.

In 54 minutes, four students must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun.

Includes special bonus content: a letter from the author, discussion questions, two bonus chapters, a conversation with the author, and a playlist!

Praise for This Is Where It Ends:
A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Decade
A Paste Magazine Best Book of the Decade
A BookRiot Best Book of the Decade
A Professional Book Nerds Best Book of the Decade

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

"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

Title : This Is Where It Ends
Edition Language : English
ISBN : 9781492622468
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    This Is Where It Ends Reviews

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    This book is a travesty. This book is, quite frankly, an insult to all the victims, direct and indirect, of school shootings. School shootings are a fairly new epidemic, one of the most well-known bei...

  • Emily May

    We're not just fighting for survival - we're fighting for hope and a thousand tomorrows. I am so disappointed. So so disappointed. This Is Where It Ends promises a look at a frightening and very re...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    Hm... I'm going to need to think this one over before I share my thoughts. ...

  • Rose

    Initial reaction: I think my reaction to this book can be best summed up in something that I said in the context of the discussion I had with a few of my readerly friends:"I think this might be a clas...

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    The ShortActual rating: 2.5*Trigger warning: mass shooting, specifically in a school setting, (view spoiler)[also suicide is not graphically described but still present. (hide spoiler)]For fans of: Th...

  • jessica

    where do i even begin with this? in my opinion, the biggest (but not only) problem of this book is that it takes a senseless tragedy and uses it as a ploy for people to read the book. it shows the rea...

  • Emma Giordano

    This is a really hard one to review because on one hand, I think it is a fantastically written book that deserves all the praise, but on the other, it wasn't really for me and I did not enjoy it as mu...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at:’s another book I read nearly a month ago and never reviewed. This time it wasn’t because I’m lazy even though I am, it’s becau...

  • Erin Clemence

    HOLY. COW. I am at a loss for words with this novel. It literally took me three hours to read, because it was so gripping and suspenseful, I did not want to stop reading it, not even once. (Before you...

  • Marieke

    TIWIE has a lot of things I'm very excited about, like queer girl main characters. And PoC main characters. And tragedy. And courage. And hope. And at least one wholly unintended Les Misérables refer...