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, is published by Sourcebooks Fire.
So this book took on some tough topics. Bullying, violence in schools, mass shootings, death of children, sibling rivalry, and child abuse, just to name a few. The story had 4 different POVs and the action started pretty early in the story. The story takes place over just 54 minutes of these people's [...]