10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity 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.
10:03 a.m. The auditorium doors won't open.
10:05 a.m. Someone starts shooting.
Told from four different perspectives over the span of fifty-four harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
5 Words: Not my cup of tea.
I had really been looking forward to this one. There was so much hype, I was seeing it everywhere, I'd heard good things...
I knew it wasn't looking so good when I was ready to DNF by the second chapter. Up until then it was just dull and confusing. But then it picked up a little, started to get more interesting... And quickly trailed back to just dull and confusing.
I found the characters to be pretty one-dimensional. I couldn't even tell them apart, never mind connect with any of them.
It felt like the author had picked up a "make your book diverse" checklist and tried to tick every box. A story which could have been amazing and heart-breaking just didn't come together because so much was going on in so few pages. There was a lot of telling, very little showing and a one-voice-fits-all cast of characters. Shame.
I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes.