Sunday, February 14, 2016

"This Is Where It Ends"

Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and wants to grow up to be a time traveler.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her debut young adult novel, This Is Where It Ends,  and reported the following:
This Is Where It Ends is the story of a school shooting. It takes place over the course of fifty-four minutes, and follows four teens, who all have their own reason to fear the boy with the gun. Now, at page 69, we're about five minutes into the shooting. On the page, two teens are trying to decide what to do; they aren't in the auditorium, where the shooter is, where the rest of the school is. They've already alerted the police, but now they are presented with a choice: do they run and hide, or will they try to help their friends and siblings? It's not the only choice they have to make, but for these two characters, these two wonderful characters, it's one of the most essential ones. Of course they'll try.
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--Marshal Zeringue