My Favourite Things About Marieke Nijkamp – Part 2

This year I will have known Marieke for 9 years. I’ve already shared a few of my favourite things about my best friend here, but I couldn’t resit telling you a few more.

  • Marieke has a quest for adventuring, so that makes her the ideal person to be in company of – you never know when you might find an adventure.
Marieke in Ireland, both of us scrambled up very high for that view. Marieke much more gracefully I should add.

Marieke in Ireland, both of us scrambled up very high for that view. Marieke much more gracefully I should add.

  • If I need a book recommendation I ask Marieke because she always knows the perfect book for me and she’s never wrong, not annoying at all 😛
  • The Ideal Theatre Buddy
  • Marieke is always there with tea, liquorice and support for writing questions
  • and because of Marieke I’ve made even more amazing and wonderful new friends.


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.

The auditorium doors won’t open.

Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


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Marieke Nijkamp was born and raised in the Netherlands. A lifelong student of stories, language, and ideas, she is more or less proficient in about a dozen languages and holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. Her debut young adult novel This Is Where It Ends, a contemporary story that follows four teens over the course of the fifty-four minutes of a school shooting, will be published by Sourcebooks Fire in January 2016.

She is the founder of DiversifYA and a senior VP of We Need Diverse Books. Find her on Twitter.

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