Friday, January 26, 2018

Six YA novels that take place in twenty-four hours

At the BN Teen blog, Jenny Kawecki tagged six top YA novels that take place in a single day, including:
This Is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp

Claire, Tomas, Autumn, and Sylv are just about to start the last semester of their senior year at Opportunity High. But on the first day of school, a fellow student brings a gun to school, locks the auditorium doors, and opens fire. This Is Where It Ends takes place over the next fifty-four minutes, as each character navigates the unfolding tragedy. Claire watches from outside the school, while Tomas attempts to free the people trapped in the auditorium. Meanwhile, Autumn (the gunman’s sister) and her girlfriend Sylv are stuck in the middle of it all. This Is Where it Ends is heartbreaking, suspenseful, and absolutely impossible to put down.
Read about another entry on the list.

This is Where it Ends is among Tara Sonin's fifty YA novels adults will love, too, and Eric Smith's six top diverse YA thrillers.

The Page 69 Test: This Is Where It Ends.

--Marshal Zeringue