10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity 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 a.m. The auditorium doors won’t open.
10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.
Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
Ok let me start by saying how amazing this book is, which is why I cant understand why it has so many negative reviews. This book is different from all the books I read and it hit me hard. I’m always scared that something like this might happen in real life at my daughters school, because lets face is we live in dangerous times and we see news of school shootings all over the net.
This book was raw, real and very heartbreaking but this story needs to be told. Students, teachers, parents, we all have to read this. We all have to feel this emotions. To me this book was an eye opener not to the fact that is happening, we already knew this but because it open my eyes and I saw this on the victims point of view.
I give this book 5 out of 5 bookstacks 📚📚📚📚📚
About The Author
Marieke Nijkamp a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She’s the author of THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS and the forthcoming BEFORE I LET GO.
Her short stories can be found in: PILGRIM PLAYWRIGHT GENIE GUARD, FERAL YOUTH, and THE RADICAL ELEMENT.