I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, this doesn’t affect my opinion! Thank you!
This is Where it Ends is hard to review because of the topic, school shootings are no light thing, they are awful in every way. This is Where it Ends is not an awful book, it was good, it just deals with a heavy topic which my ramblings say is hard to talk about. So sorry for the rambling, I hope that made sense…
What I liked
Diversity is a hot topic in, well, everything I’d say. This is Where it Ends is probably the most diverse book I’ve ever read, all of the characters are different. Different races, religions, there’s LGBT characters and characters with different types of homes. This is Where it Ends is amazing when it comes to it’s characters because of this and more, obviously. The diversity makes it interesting to see how each of them live their lives, and how their beliefs change how people react to them, so that was AWESOME!
This HAS to be the most emotional book I’ve read in a while. Every page was intense, and heart breaking, it was a roller coaster of emotions. You could feel the characters fear, and sadness, it was overwhelming.
There are a few points of views in this book which I enjoyed a lot. We got to see what was going on all over the school during the shootings, who was doing what and where. Each POV was short, making This is Where it Ends a REALLY quick read.
What I didn’t like
While I did love the diversity in this book, I didn’t like how similar each point of view was. They were unique characters that was for sure, but each of their voices sort of mixed together. They all sounded the same sadly…
Some parts in this book was a bit… illogical is the word I think? Anyways, some parts were a bit odd, they left me scratching my head. There was a scene where Claire and Chris were running to go get police, it was a two chapter event and they never even made it. The police found them running and drove them back to the school, and to me that was a bit weird. Whatever, it’s not a bad thing.
In a Nutshell
This is Where it Ends was emotional in every way, it left me teary eyed and sad and ready to cry some more. It was a diverse, quick read and I hope you enjoy it.