Saturday, January 21, 2017

Six top diverse YA thrillers

At the BN Teen Blog Eric Smith tagged six top diverse YA thrillers to read right now, including:
This Is Where It Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

Whenever I talk about this book, I have to call out that instantly iconic cover. Look at it. Just look at it. You know this book is going to devastate you at a glance. The action of the entire novel takes place over less than one hour, centering on a diverse cast of characters dealing with a complete and total nightmare: a school shooting. The point of view in this book shifts among characters around the school, from students trapped inside a locked auditorium with the shooter, to students trying to find help for their friends trapped in the building. It’s a harrowing book full of heartbreak, and shows how even at the darkest times, there are people ready to take a stand.
Read about another book on the list.

The Page 69 Test: This Is Where It Ends.

Writers Read: Marieke Nijkamp (February 2016).

--Marshal Zeringue