Thursday, October 22, 2015

Announcement for This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp!

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Hi everyone, today I wanted to share some exciting news about Marieke Nijkamp's This Is Where It Ends!

This Is Where It Ends by Marieke NijkampThis Is Where It Ends
by Marieke Nijkamp
January 5, 2015
292 pages
Goodreads Summary:
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.

The auditorium doors won't open.

Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Soooo a Tumblr site has just been launched for the book! If you're on Tumblr, hurry and go follow! There are quotes, discussion guides and all sorts of fun stuff!
Sourcebooks Fire is also running a giveaway for advance copies of This Is Where It Ends along with chalk boards & chalk. Enter here for your chance to win from now through November 1!

The idea is once you’ve read the book, you're welcome to use the chalkboards to express how This Is Where It Ends made you feel. Snap a photo, share it on Tumblr, or use any social networks to help spread the word! Please use the hashtags #thisiswhereitends #sourcebooksfire so more people will see them!
Marieke Nijkamp
About the Author:
Marieke Nijkamp was born and raised in the Netherlands. A lifelong student of stories, language, and ideas, she is more or less proficient in about a dozen languages and holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. Her debut young adult novel This Is Where It Ends, a contemporary story that follows four teens over the course of the fifty-four minutes of a school shooting, will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in January 2016.


  1. Even though I don't have a full-time job yet, a school shooting is one of my biggest fears as a teacher. I don't even know how I'd react if something like that ever happened. I don't even want to think about it.

    However, I'm really interested in fictional books about school shootings. I almost wrote one last year, but I felt like I didn't know enough to continue with it.

    Anyway, I think that's why I'm really drawn to This is Where It Ends. I just need to read this book to see everything that happens. I'm sure I'll cry, but I'm ready for it.

    1. I know what you mean. We were all in school once and I can't imagine having to face a shooting. Also my sister and tons of my friends are teachers so I'm always praying for their safety.

      Maybe this book will give you a better idea so you can continue your story! I'm scared to read this book but at the same time I know I have to read it. You definitely won't be the only one crying Erin.


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