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. #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 Now
Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, geek. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and is an executive member of We Need Diverse Books, the founder of DiversifYA, and a founding contributor to YA Misfits. She lives in the Netherlands. Visit her at mariekenijkamp.com.