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This is the story of a school shooting. There are four perspectives that take place in 54 minutes.

All four of the narrators are connected to the shooter in some way. They all have a history with him. I felt like this took away from the story a bit. They were all a little to close. It would have been nice to have at least one character who didn’t know him.

It was still a hard book to read. It hits close to home, especially living in America. This is a reality that too many people have had to live through. From 2013 to October 2015 there were 142 school shootings in the United States alone.

There are also text messages and tweets in-between each time chapter. They didn’t really add much, all they did was distract from the rest of the story. It would have been better without these.

I don’t really want to go too deep into this book. I would suggest this to anyone who is interested in reading it. It is a hard topic, but it is an important read. It did make me feel uncomfortable, but at the same time I could not put this book down.