This #1 New York Times Bestseller chronicles the 54 harrowing minutes of a school shooting and follows four students who must confront their greatest hopes, and darkest fears, as they come face-to-face with the boy with the gun.
“Marieke Nijkamp’s brutal, powerful fictional account of a school shooting is important in its timeliness.”
“Love, loyalty, bravery, and loss meld into a chaotic, heart-wrenching melange of issues that unite some and divide others. A highly diverse cast of characters, paired with vivid imagery and close attention to detail, set the stage for an engrossing, unrelenting tale.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A compelling, brutal story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. Nijkamp portrays the events thoughtfully, recounting fifty-four intense minutes of bravery, love, and loss.”