Book Review: This Is Where It Ends

This is Where it Ends
Book: This Is Where It Ends

Author: Marieke Nijkamp

Plot: 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.

Rating: 5 / 5 stars


The end is what makes it worthy

“This is where it ends” is perhaps one of the books that you would want to skip everything from the beginning and come straight to the last chapter because that is where the action is happening but that doesn’t mean you should in actual open the last chapter and start from there. My point is that you need to really hold on to your patience for a long time because things are not going to pick up pace for a really long time.

This book although would remain my favourite in spite of the fact that I hated two of the main components. Language which is highly native and colloquial for a general mass reading and second the pace. It doesn’t even start till a major half of the book is over

The technique with the book is that of a jig saw puzzle. The author through short pieces prepares you for the bigger picture and that is where you need to have the patience. To be able to focus on these short pieces and hold on to them for later use and also the vision to see the bigger picture and to see how all the pieces fit together

The theme or the story stands at the top of the book. You would gladly put away your grievances after you start understanding what the author is pointing at and that is when you are able to appreciate the relevance and the beauty of the book.

A very strong theme and thought makes this book worth trying. All you need to have is a bit of patience and the reward will be highly sweetening