This Is Where It Ends Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,617 Ratings

This Is Where It Ends


  • Author : Marieke Nijkamp
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492622482

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This Is Where It Ends Excerpt :

The #1 New York Times Bestseller A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Decade A Paste Magazine Best Book of the Decade Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun... 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. 10:03: The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05: Someone starts shooting. In 54 minutes, four students must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun. Includes special bonus content: a letter from the author, discussion questions, two bonus chapters, a conversation with the author, and a playlist! Praise for This Is Where It Ends: A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Decade A Paste Magazine Best Book of the Decade A BookRiot Best Book of the Decade A Professional Book Nerds Best Book of the Decade "Marieke Nijkamp's brutal, powerful fictional account of a school shooting is important in its timeliness." —Bustle.com "A gritty, emotional, and suspenseful read and although fictionalized, it reflects on a problematic and harrowing issue across the nation." —Buzzfeed "A compelling, brutal story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. Nijkamp portrays the events thoughtfully, recounting fifty-four intense minutes of bravery, love, and loss." —BookRiot

This Is Where It Ends Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,609 Ratings

This Is Where It Ends


  • Author : Marieke Nijkamp
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1492675407

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This Is Where It Ends Excerpt :

This Barnes & Noble exclusive edition contains a letter from the author, a bonus chapter: Jay, a prequel chapter: Tomás, a Q&A with Marieke Nijkamp, a This Is Where It Endsplaylist, and special art. This #1 New York TimesBestsller chronicles the 54 harrowing minutes of a school shooting and follows four students who must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun. 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. 10:03 The auditorium doors won't open. 10:05 Someone starts shooting. A Buzzfeed Best YA Book A Bustle.com Most-Anticipated YA Novel A Goodreads YA Best Books Pick A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction Kids Indie Next List Pick "Marieke Nijkamp's brutal, powerful fictional account of a school shooting is important in its timeliness." --Bustle.com "A gritty, emotional, and suspenseful read and although fictionalized, it reflects on a problematic and harrowing issue across the nation." --Buzzfeed "A compelling, brutal story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. Nijkamp portrays the events thoughtfully, recounting fifty-four intense minutes of bravery, love, and loss." --BookRiot

This Is Where the World Ends Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

This Is Where the World Ends


  • Author : Amy Zhang
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062383068

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This Is Where the World Ends Excerpt :

A heart-wrenching novel about best friends on a collision course with the real world from Amy Zhang, the critically acclaimed Indies Introduce and Indie Next author of Falling into Place. Janie and Micah, Micah and Janie. That’s how it’s been ever since elementary school, when Janie Vivien moved next door. Janie says Micah is everything she is not. Where Micah is shy, Janie is outgoing. Where Micah loves music, Janie loves art. It’s the perfect friendship—as long as no one finds out about it. But then Janie goes missing and everything Micah thought he knew about his best friend is colored with doubt. Using a nonlinear writing style and dual narrators, Amy Zhang masterfully reveals the circumstances surrounding Janie’s disappearance in an astonishing second novel that will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver.

Even If We Break Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Even If We Break


  • Author : Marieke Nijkamp
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492636120

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Even If We Break Excerpt :

A shocking thriller about a group of friends who go to a cabin to play a murder mystery game...only to have the game turned against them, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends. FIVE friends go to a cabin. FOUR of them are hiding secrets. THREE years of history bind them. TWO are doomed from the start. ONE person wants to end this. NO ONE IS SAFE. Five friends take a trip to a cabin. It's 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. And as they start to play the murder mystery game that brought them together in the first place, the lines between the game and reality blend, with deadly consequences. Someone knows their secrets. Someone wants to make them pay. Soon, it's a race against time before it's game over—forever. Are you ready to play? "Immersive and captivating. Thrilling in every sense of the word."—KAREN M. MCMANUS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us is Lying and One of Us is Next Perfect for readers who love: teenage mystery books or YA horror LGBT stories about intersectional groups of friends Karen McManus, Gretchen McNeil, or Natasha Preston Praise for Even If We Break: "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 "An engaging read, providing readers with some solid suspense, and twists to sink their teeth into."—Booklist "A fast-paced thriller that will leave you both gushing over the geekiness and gasping over the game."—Rachel Strolle, Glenside Public Library District More Teen Thrillers by Marieke Nijkamp: This Is Where It Ends Before I Let Go At the End of Everything (Coming January 2022)

Before I Let Go Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Before I Let Go


  • Author : Marieke Nijkamp
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492642299

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Before I Let Go Excerpt :

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp (This Is Where It Ends) comes Before I Let Go, an emotional thriller about a suspicious death, a friend desperate for answers, and their small town's sinister secrets. Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their tiny snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. But as Kyra starts to struggle with her bipolar disorder, Corey's family moves away. Worried about what might happen in her absence, Corey makes Kyra promise that she'll stay strong during the long, dark winter. Then, just days before Corey is to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated—and confused, because Kyra said she wouldn't hurt herself. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones, saying Kyra's death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she's a stranger. The further Corey investigates—and the more questions she asks—the greater her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets—chilling secrets. Can she piece together the truth about Kyra's death and survive her visit? Perfect for readers looking for: Mystery books for teens Bipolar teen characters Asexual characters Praise for Before I Let Go: A New York Times Bestseller! 2019 ALA Rainbow List 2018 Teen Choice Book of the Year Nominee "With exceptional handling of everything from mental illness to guilt and a riveting, magic realist narrative, this well wrought, haunting novel will stick with readers long after the final page."—Booklist *STARRED REVIEW* "Compulsive readability... Intriguingly spooky"—Kirkus Reviews "This sophomore novel from Nijkamp will haunt readers... The honest reflection of mental illness, suicide, friendship, and being an outsider provides ample topics for book discussion."—School Library Journal "[A] reflective examination on love and returning home... Nijkamp has an uncommon talent for drawing readers deep into the psyches of her characters."—Publishers Weekly Also by Marieke Nijkamp: This Is Where It Ends Even If We Break

Lies We Tell Ourselves Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Lies We Tell Ourselves


  • Author : Robin Talley
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780373212040

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Lies We Tell Ourselves Excerpt :

In 1959 Virginia, Sarah, a black student who is one of the first to attend a newly integrated school, forces Linda, a white integration opponent's daughter, to confront harsh truths when they work together on a school project.

This Is How It Ends Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

This Is How It Ends


  • Author : Kathleen MacMahon
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455511303

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This Is How It Ends Excerpt :

This is when it begins Fall, 2008. This is where it begins The coast of Dublin, Ireland. This is why it begins Bruno, an American, has come to Ireland to search for his roots. Addie, an out-of-work architect, is recovering from heartbreak while taking care of her infirm father. When their worlds collide, they experience a connection unlike any they've previously felt, but soon a tragedy will test them-and their newfound love-in ways they never imagined possible. This is how it ends . . . A story you will never forget.

At the End of Everything Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

At the End of Everything


  • Author : Marieke Nijkamp
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492673163

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At the End of Everything Excerpt :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends comes another heartbreaking, emotional and timely page-turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Hope Juvenile Treatment Center is ironically named. No one has hope for the delinquent teenagers who have been exiled there; the world barely acknowledges that they exist. Then the guards at Hope start acting strange. And one day...they don't show up. But when the teens band together to make a break from the facility, they encounter soldiers outside the gates. There's a rapidly spreading infectious disease outside, and no one can leave their houses or travel without a permit. Which means that they're stuck at Hope. And this time, no one is watching out for them at all. As supplies quickly dwindle and a deadly plague tears through their ranks, the group has to decide whom among them they can trust and figure out how they can survive in a world that has never wanted them in the first place. Also by Marieke Nijkamp: This Is Where It Ends Even If We Break Before I Let Go Praise for Marieke Nijkamp: "Immersive and captivating. Thrilling in every sense of the word."—Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us is Lying on Even If We Break "With exceptional handling of everything from mental illness to guilt and a riveting, magic realist narrative, this well wrought, haunting novel will stick with readers long after the final page."—Booklist on Before I Let Go *STARRED REVIEW* "A compelling, brutal story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. Nijkamp portrays the events thoughtfully, recounting fifty-four intense minutes of bravery, love, and loss."—BookRiot on This Is Where It Ends

This Is How It Ends Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

This Is How It Ends


  • Author : Eva Dolan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408886625

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This Is How It Ends Excerpt :

Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month The Times Crime Book of the Month Mail on Sunday Thriller of the Week 'Elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking. She's top drawer' Ian Rankin This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how will it end?

Shooter Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Shooter


  • Author : Caroline Pignat
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143196945

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Shooter Excerpt :

The Breakfast Club meets We Need to Talk About Kevin A lockdown catches five grade 12 students by surprise and throws them together in the only unlocked room on that empty third floor wing: the boys' washroom. They sit in silence, judging each other by what they see, by the stories they've heard over the years. Stuck here with them--could anything be worse? There's Alice: an introverted writer, trapped in the role of big sister to her older autistic brother, Noah. Isabelle: the popular, high-achieving, student council president, whose greatest performance is her everyday life. Hogan: an ex-football player with a troubled past and a hopeless future. Xander: that socially awkward guy hiding behind the camera, whose candid pictures of school life, especially those of Isabelle, have brought him more trouble than answers. Told in five unique voices through prose, poetry, text messages, journals, and homework assignments, each student reveals pieces of their true story as they wait for the drill to end. But this modern-day Breakfast Club takes a twist when Isabelle gets a text that changes everything: NOT A DRILL!! Shooter in the school! Suddenly, the bathroom doesn't seem so safe anymore. Especially when they learn that one of them knows more about the shooter than they realized...

This Is How It Ends Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

This Is How It Ends


  • Author : Jen Nadol
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481402125

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This Is How It Ends Excerpt :

If you could see the future, would you want to? After the disturbing visions Riley and his friends see turn out to be more than hallucinations, fate takes a dangerous twist in this dark and suspenseful page-turner. Riley and his friends are gearing up for their senior year by spending one last night hanging out in the woods, drinking a few beers, and playing Truth or Dare. But what starts out as a good time turns sinister when they find a mysterious pair of binoculars. Those who dare to look through them see strange visions, which they brush off as hallucinations. Why else would Riley see himself in bed with his best friend’s girlfriend—a girl he’s had a secret crush on for years? In the weeks that follow, the visions begin to come true...including a gruesome murder. One of Riley’s closest friends is now the prime suspect. But who is the murderer? Have Riley and his friends really seen the future through those mysterious binoculars? And what if they are powerless to change the course of events?

It Ends with Us Book
Score: 4
From 38 Ratings

It Ends with Us


  • Author : Colleen Hoover
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982143657

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It Ends with Us Excerpt :

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

Read Between the Lines Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Read Between the Lines


  • Author : Jo Knowles
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763674212

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Read Between the Lines Excerpt :

Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day. Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger—the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won’t be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a “big girl,” she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse—or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer—and reads between the lines.

Jessie s Story Book

Jessie s Story


  • Author : Bella Christian
  • Publisher : LCT Productions Pty Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925119633

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Jessie s Story Excerpt :

The first book in Bella Christian’s compelling new series explores the deadliness of teenage bullying and it’s awful consequences… Fourteen-year-old Jessie Angel’s life has turned into a nightmare. For reasons she’s unable to fathom, she’s become the target of a ruthless bully. Veronica Blackwood, the most popular girl at Wheeler High, has made it her mission to destroy Jessie. At school, on social media, even texts to Jessie’s phone… There’s no escape from Veronica’s maliciousness and there’s no one Jessie can turn to. Her mother, Belinda, is a recovering alcoholic. Though she cares for Jessie, she has her own battles to fight. Her father, Ryan, is the local police sergeant. He’s kind and gentle and loves her, but as the only cop in Wheeler, he’s busy and distracted with this work. Her best friend, Sarah Simmons, knows a bit about what’s going on and tries to help, but Jessie’s too ashamed to let even her best friend in on the full extent of what is going on. Then there’s child psychologist, Holly Walsh. Getting therapy was Jessie’s Dad’s idea and sometimes talking to Holly makes Jessie feel better, but not even to Holly can she tell the whole truth. There is no one who knows the true extent of her pain…or the darkness that so closely beckons. Is there anyone who can save her from Veronica Blackwood?

Hate List Book
Score: 4.5
From 87 Ratings

Hate List


  • Author : Jennifer Brown
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316071208

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Hate List Excerpt :

For readers of Marieke Nijkamp's This Is Where It Ends, a powerful and timely contemporary classic about the aftermath of a school shooting. Five months ago, Valerie Leftman's boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and Nick hated. The list he used to pick his targets. Now, after a summer of seclusion, Val is forced to confront her guilt as she returns to school to complete her senior year. Haunted by the memory of the boyfriend she still loves and navigating rocky relationships with her family, former friends, and the girl whose life she saved, Val must come to grips with the tragedy that took place and her role in it, in order to make amends and move on with her life. Jennifer Brown's critically acclaimed novel now includes the bonus novella Say Something, another arresting Hate List story.