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Student Book Review! This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Reviewed by Lauren W., Grade 10

The book This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp, is very elaborate YA fiction.  The story is told from multiple points of view, it shows the complexity of having to deal with the hardships of a school shooting. The story starts off with a school assembly being let out but the doors are locked. Then, the point of view goes over to a gym class outside, and two boys in the principal’s office; these points of view skillfully change at the perfect point in time. This book is very remarkable because it shows the LGBT community in a casual way, because it is presented but not over examined. I liked this book because it is about a serious issue that is relevant today. I also liked the detail that was put into people’s background, it really gave you an idea of why they acted the way they did towards the shooter. I would recommend this book to people that like realistic fiction.


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