This Is Where It Ends

This Is Where It Ends

Book - 2016
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Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Fire,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781492622468
Branch Call Number: YA NIJK
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 22 cm


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Cynthia_N Jul 16, 2016

Good book! Initially I found the multiple points of view very disjointed but as the story progressed it seemed to fit what was happening.

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Mar 24, 2018

Overall a great thriller. I usually love overprotective older sibling protecting the younger brother or sister. I don't know if is wrong of me to say Tyler was a great person for protecting his sister. I just feel like the pressure got too much, he might already be more at risk of mental illness, he just cracked. I felt very sad to say this book is every inch believeable. The ending just made me blood run cold. I really wish we get a perspective from Tyler. He would make a great unreliable narrater, and generally I just want to know more about him.

Mar 24, 2018

So vividly written, I could feel the book! The devastation portrayed seemed even more real after the recent Florida shooting.

SPPL_Violet Mar 17, 2018

This book did a disservice to the incredibly devastating reality of our schoolchildren today.

Mar 06, 2018

I loved this book a lot. I loved that it was a topic that almost everyone is talking about after the Florida shooting. I loved how effortlessly the plot unraveled. I think all teenagers should read this book and anyone who works in a school. This book helps rais awareness and talks about school shootings and all of the warning signs people missed or thought nothing of. I really hope you read this book and enjoy it.

Feb 26, 2018

This was a difficult book to read. Strongly recommend it for anyone working in education.

Feb 18, 2018

I understand what the author was going for, but I feel that the tone was rather inappropriate. The sensitive topic of school shootings and gun violence was not handled well, it was too sensational, an attention grabber to pick the book up in the first place. There are other heavy handed topics that are brought up later with the intent of merely keeping the readers attention and not discussing them.

The characters felt like oatmeal, none of them were too interesting. There were many details of this story that added nothing to the plot or interest of the reader. Towards the end of the book what little character development there was- was totally nullified by the conclusion of the story. I read it in one sitting, a great book for a rainy day but overall I would give this a 2/10 for concept, and maybe a 4/10 for the book overall.

GCPL_Teen Jun 23, 2017

Exciting but not for the faint of heart. While interesting, this book sensationalizes gun violence in a school setting.

May 23, 2017

Once I started I couldn't put the book down. Easy read, that makes you want to read it all in one sitting

Mar 23, 2017

On a scale of a boring, repetitive school speech to literally feeling the bullet pierce your heart, this book was definitely killer. It is an intense, thrilling, and tragic story about a teenage shooter who locks his high school student body in the school auditorium and vengefully begins shooting them off. It is written in four different perspectives, each one of a different high school student who has known the shooter personally. However, each perspective is pretty well integrated with the other perspectives and gives an interesting insight on the shooter in the different ways that they were connected to him. Overall, this book is a pretty easy read and flowed pretty well, but it also made me think hard about what the author was trying to convey and how humanity was portrayed in this book. It made me cry, especially towards the end, but I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to read something with an interesting twist on the portrayal of a school shooting and the internal conflicts that each high school student struggles with.

cmlibrary_khunter Feb 21, 2017

A heart wrenching, unforgettable story of bravery, love, and hope in the face of a terrible, unthinkable tragedy. A tribute to the loss of those at Columbine, Newtown, and others is delivered in this straightforward novel that will have your heart ripped out and your mind wondering why these devastating events still occur. This cover is so artfully done and representative of this novel. It captures and holds your attention. Another plus with this novel is the diversity of the students and is perfect for #WeNeedDiverseBooks.

Note: This book is exceedingly well-written for the subject and while true to account is not described as graphically, and suitable for some mature younger readers.

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GCPL_Teen Jun 28, 2017

Violence: As this is a book about a school shooting, there is a significant amount of violence and gore.


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