I read this last week (it had been on my list for ages) but from the moment I read the back cover copy, I was intrigued, but feared this book at the same time. And I wasn't wrong. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked, and it's all so real that, when I read the last chapters on my flight back to the UK, I was crying and crying and crying... It didn't go unnoticed with the cabin crew, who even came over to check if I was okay. That says something, people! I hardly ever cry over books. But this one... it's written as sharp as a knife, and each POV clearly have their own reasons to fear the shooter, and you keep hoping things will work out... but with a shooter in the building and the doors locked, you know not everyone will survive.
This Is Where It Ends is a compelling and fast-paced story. I loved the switches to the different POVs, which allowed me to see the school from different sides (and the action that was going on). It was a story that simply didn't let me go until the last page.
Rating: 5 stars
Source: hardcover copy
This Is Where It Ends
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.