It’s back! Once again, East Central Regional Library is taking part in the Big Library Read, a worldwide digital book club that connects millions of readers in public and school libraries across the globe with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning October 13, East Central Regional Library users will be able to borrow the eBook, This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp, from ECRL’s OverDrive Digital Library without waitlists.
This Is Where It Ends is a story of an unfortunately all-too familiar situation: a school shooting. Told from the student’s perspective, it follows four teens who face what is every student’s worst nightmare: a boy with a gun. Marieke Nijkamp’s debut young adult novel is a must-read, gripping tale from start to finish. “Told over 54 minutes, This Is Where It Ends is a story of family and vengeance, love and loss,” said author, Marieke Nijkamp. “But to me, above all it’s a story about how even when a world seems to have stopped turning, when everything has fallen apart, the darkness is never absolute. There is always hope. I hope readers will find hope in This Is Where It Ends too”
This Is Where It Ends is a New York Times Bestseller and is being widely recognized:
- #1 Young Adult Debut of 2016
- Winter ’15 Kids Indie Next List
- Goodreads YA Best Books of the Month
- Buzzfeed 5 YA Books You Should Be Reading This January
- Bustle.com 18 of 2016’s Most-Anticipated YA Novels
- BookRiot 15 Books out in 2016 You Should Mark Down Now
To get started reading, all you need is an ECRL library card. This Is Where It Ends can be read on all major computers and devices, including iOS and Android devices, Chromebooks and Kindles. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.
The title was selected based on a survey of more than 5,000 readers, students, teachers and librarians. To borrow the eBook, visit ecrl.lib.overdrive.com.
Want to get more involved? Once you finish reading book, join the discussion board to share your thoughts. You can also hear podcast interviews with the author and use a reading group guide if you’re using this title for discussion in your book clubs.
Big Library Read is sponsored by OverDrive and Sourcebooks.