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this is where it ends by marieke nijkamp

this is where it ends by marieke nijkamp

...I talk about This is Where it Ends, by Marieke Nijkamp:

Nijkamp makes the shooter’s motivations clear without romanticizing him, diminishing the horror of his actions, or allowing his ultimate fate to make him a martyr. Unlike the news coverage of almost every school shooting there’s been, she doesn’t allow this to become his story—while he is obviously a key player, This Is Where it Ends belongs to the victims and survivors of his rampage. The cast is diverse in so many ways—religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, temperament, experience, dreams for the future—and Nijkamp integrates the aforementioned various formats seamlessly, using them to propel the story forward while also heightening its emotional impact.