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Publisher Description

The reviews are in! This Is Where It Ends, the #1 New York Times bestseller and one of the Best Books of the Decade (Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, BookRiot), "could break you." "I am speechless." "The saddest book I have ever read." "Literally tore my heart out." 

Go 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

Young Adult
January 5
Sourcebooks, Inc
Sourcebooks, Inc.
Grades 8-12

Customer Reviews

SHAY789* ,

Very good and interesting, but a bit pretentious.

The book was good and interesting. The characters were all interesting and their stories really touched your heart but the books pretentiousness and forced profoundness took some of the edge off. There were times where I found myself rolling my eyes or sucking my teeth at it, but overall it was a good read and pulled on ones heartstrings.

jrtschudin ,

Fast, keeps you hooked, kind of read

So real. So sad.

Poppunksams ,

Something you won’t put doen

I started this book at 11:32pm last night and I just finished it at 11:49pm. It’s that good. In a few minutes over 24 hours I consumed stories that are fiction, but still so real in today’s world. If you are an easy cryer, make sure you have some tissues nearby because you’ll be sure to cry from beginning to end.

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