The #1 New York Times Bestseller!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. 10:03The auditorium doors won't open.10:05Someone starts shooting.Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival. A Buzzfeed Best YA of 2016 #1 Young Adult Debut of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Bestseller Winter '15 Kids Indie Next ListGoodreads YA Best Books of the MonthBuzzfeed 5 YA Books You Should Be Reading This January Bustle.com 18 of 2016's Most-Anticipated YA NovelsBookRiot 15 Books out in 2016 You Should Mark Down NowA Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction
The 54 minutes that this books takes place over will have you on the edge of your seat, sometimes screaming at the book to know what happens. Told in four different points of view that all come around to tie together at the end, if you want well written and suspenseful this book is for you. - Jordanna (QBD)
"We are not better because we survived. We are not brighter or more deserving. We are not stronger. But we are here. We are here and this day will never leave us. Nor should it. We will remember the wounded. We will remember the lost."
Told from the perspectives of four high school kids caught up in a school shooting, this book is a fascinating read.
It takes only 54 minutes for the shooter to absolutely destroy not only the lives of those trapped in the school, but the community around it.
At first I found that the storyline lacked the fear I had anticipated, but the more I read, the more fear I felt. I sympathised with those trapped, with those who tried to escape and with those who could only stand on the sidelines and listen to the terror from within.
Interrupted with memories, each character has a chance to tell their story, and explain how they are connected to the shooter, and just how they try to stop him.
Filled with sacrifice, love and friendship, this book reminds us that in times of terror, we need to stick together.
When you read this, don't forget your tissues as you will definitely cry your heart out! - Jacqueline (QBD)