Marieke Nijkamp is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends (Sourcebooks Fire). She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and wants to grow up to be a time traveler.
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 #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel, This Is Where It Ends, follows four teens during the fifty-four minutes of a school shooting. It’s published by Sourcebooks Fire.
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This Is Where It Ends
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire, an imprint of Sourcebooks
Genre: contemporary young adult
Release date: 5 January 2016
Page count: 288
Age category: 14+
Available in hardcover, ebook, and audio
Audio book publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release date: 5 January 2016
Audio CD ISBN-10: 1511323388
Audio CD ISBN-13: 978-1511323383
MP3 ISBN-10: 151132340X
MP3 ISBN-13: 978-1511323406
- English – Sourcebooks Fire
- Dutch – HarperCollins Holland
- German – Fischer (forthcoming)
- Italian – Newton Compton (forthcoming)
- Spanish – Libros de Seda (forthcoming)
- Turkish – Marti (forthcoming)
- Audio – Brilliance Audio
This brutal, emotionally charged novel will grip readers and leave them brokenhearted.
– Kirkus Reviews
Love, loyalty, bravery, and loss meld into a chaotic, heart-wrenching mélange of issues that unite some and divide others. A highly diverse cast of characters, paired with vivid imagery and close attention to detail, set the stage for an engrossing, unrelenting tale. The starkly chilling realism and themes of abuse, death, and assault, among others, may prove too much for younger or sensitive readers, but the story unquestionably leaves an indelible mark.
– Publishers Weekly
With a thrilling narrative, topical subject matter, and diverse characters, this is a first purchase for libraries serving teens.
– School Library Journal
Harrowing first-person narrations reveal the way characters try to understand what is happening, where they are in relation to the emergency, and what they can do to save those they love… readable, gripping, and well balanced.
– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Strong characterizations capture diversity in gender, race, ability, and sexuality. Even reluctant readers will anxiously pursue the ending, unable to turn away from the tragedy and in desperate hope for a resolution, knowing there cannot be a happy ending.
The core message and potential to open thoughtful discussion make this a solid choice for teen readers.
With narration firmly rooted in the moment and smooth transitions in and out of flashbacks, each first-person account reveals an intricate web of betrayal and pain that connects the four to Tyler and the horror he has unleashed.
– The Horn Book
[An] emotional, powerful debut.
– RT Book Reviews
Less than an hour can reshape your life. In one school, one person, with one gun, changes everything. A brother, a boyfriend, a classmate. A wish of revenge. Unfolding through the eyes of those close to him, a story of tragedy and loss; yet, through it all, hope.
– SLJ Teen
Nijkamp’s brutal, powerful fictional account of a school shooting is important in its timeliness. (…) Maybe it’s this kind of book that can push people to think on a more human level about the horror of these events and how we can prevent them in the future.
[F]ifty-four intense minutes of bravery, love, and loss.
– Book Riot
[THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS] leaves you in awe.
– New York Public Library
Stunning, diverse, and unforgettable, THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a book everyone should read to better understand each other and the world around us.
– Robin Talley, author of LIES WE TELL OURSELVES
As long as there are Newtowns and Columbines there will be a desperate need for gripping, well-written, and poignant novels like this one. We are the most gun-violent country in the world, and yet little has been done to stop these rampage killings. Hopefully THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS will make the problem more real to a generation that still has the time, energy, and willpower to do something about it.
– Todd Strasser, award-winning author of GIVE A BOY A GUN and FALLOUT
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is simultaneously heart pounding and heart wrenching. Every word hits frighteningly close to home and is tragically too familiar. This book will leave you asking questions that we as a society should have answered a long time ago.
– Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DUMPLIN’
Entirely gripping and fast-paced.
– Lucy Christopher, award-winning author of STOLEN.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a National Indie Bestseller.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a Publishers Weekly Bestseller.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a Publishers Lunch Buzz Book (Fall/Winter 2015 edition).
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a Winter 2015–2016 Kids’ Indie Next Great Reads pick.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist (best YA fiction).
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a Hudson Booksellers Best Book of 2016.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a BuzzFeed Best YA of 2016.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a Paste Magazine Best YA of 2016.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a RTÉ Best YA of 2016.
☙ THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a 2016 ABC Best Books for Young Readers.