FIVE friends go to a cabin.
For five friends, this was supposed to be one last getaway before going their separate ways―a chance to say goodbye to each other, and to the game they’ve been playing for the past three years. But they’re all dealing with their own demons, and they’re all hiding secrets.
Finn doesn’t trust anyone since he was attacked a few months ago. Popular girl Liva saw it happen and did nothing to stop it. Maddy was in an accident that destroyed her sports career. Carter is drowning under the weight of his family’s expectations. Ever wants to keep the game going for as long as they can, at all costs.
When the lines between game and reality start to blend with deadly consequences, it’s a race against time before it’s game over―forever.
Are you ready to play?
ISBN-10: 1492636118 | ISBN-13: 978-1492636113
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Zelfs Als We Zwijgen
Publisher: HarperCollins Holland
Translator: Erica van Rijsewijk
Audio – Recorded Books
Audio (Dutch) – Luisterrijk
[Nijkamp] thoughtfully examines the intricacies of neurodivergence, chronic pain, addiction, and belonging.
– Kirkus Reviews
Nijkamp’s psychological thriller again showcases the author’s talent in drawing readers into characters’ internal struggles…the darkly twisted ode to self-discovery briskly whisks an intersectionally inclusive group through a reasonably stormy, emotionally charged scenario that considers the sometimes-steep price of growing up and growing apart.
– Publishers Weekly
[A]n engaging read, providing readers with some solid suspense, and twists to sink their teeth into.
[S]ecrets are revealed, lives are put in danger, and those who remain must decide whether to trust each other. With movie-style pacing, the plot carefully unravels relationships and plans for the weekend as the remaining characters are targeted.
– School Library Journal
Alliances are tested, secret loves are confessed, vengeance is enacted, and horror tropes abound. Characters take turns narrating, offering bits of insight and self-reflection that make each teen memorable and distinct (…) and each character is carefully developed to be complex and multi-faceted.
– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Immersive and captivating. From its well-drawn characters to their twisty game-turned-crime scene, EVEN IF WE BREAK is thrilling in every sense of the word.
– Karen McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us is Lying and One of Us is Next
[EVEN IF WE BREAK] will gut you like a thrashing mackerel and make you love it despite how disturbing it sounds to be gutted like a fish because I’m just being metaphorical, calm yourself.
– Mike Jung, author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities
EVEN IF WE BREAK is a fast-paced thriller that will leave you both gushing over the geekiness and gasping over the game. Nijkamp keeps you hooked as you desperately search for clues and answers, and has crafted characters you will deeply adore. I hope for your sake that your favorites make it out alive.”
– Rachel Strolle, Glenside Public Library District
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Kobo’s Best Teen Books of 2020. (Belgium)
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of BCLS‘s Best of 2020 YA books.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Austin Public Library‘s Best Teen Fiction of 2020 books.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of CCL’s Favourite Reads of 2020. (Australia)
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is a 2020 Cybils Awards finalist.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is a 2020 Alternative Choice Awards nominee.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is a NYPL Trans, Nonbinary, and GNC Reads staff pick.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Teen Vogue‘s 20 LGBTQ books for teens of 2020.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is a part of the CBC Spring 2021 Showcase (Disability Awareness)
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Buzzfeed’s LGBTQ YA to devour.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Buzzfeed’s YA Thrillers And Mysteries You Won’t Want To Put Down.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Pride‘s 12 YA books by Trans & Nonbinary Writers To Support.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Epic Reads‘s Most Anticipated YA Books of September 2020.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Bustle‘s Best New Books of September 15.
☙ EVEN IF WE BREAK is one of Autostraddle‘s Queer Books of Fall 2020.
☙ Watch the official book trailer here.
– Murder and violence
– Death of characters on the page
– Opioid addiction
– Panic attacks
– Toxic friendships