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The #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun.

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's 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
The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

A Buzzfeed Best YA of 2016
#1 Young Adult Debut of 2016
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
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
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A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist for Young Adult Fiction

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on January 5, 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN-10: 149262246X
ISBN-13: 9781492622468
8 Book Reviews
  • tapipodokigohy
    tapipodokigohyover 2 years55 stars
    I'm only on chapter five and I am captivated. Like It is so great and it holds my attention (not hard to do but hey!). The principal is giving her end-of-semester speech. When the bell rings, students start to head to their next class. But the doors are locked holding them all inside. This story is told by four characters. Three inside and one outside. It will hold your attention til' the end!
    • ILoveBooksalmost 3 years
      I honestly loved this book. It didn't drag on and it got straight to the point. I give it 4 stars because it was a really sad ending.
      • freckleface04
        freckleface04about 3 years33 stars
        i hated and loved this book hated cuz the ending is sosososo sad i wanted to cry
        • freelance15
          freelance15about 3 years44 stars
          looks good
          • Blankabout 4 years
            Loved, loved, loved this amazing book!!
            • dank master69over 4 years
              lol bro it 2 gooood 4 me i luv dis buk it 2 gud man i luved it sooo moch
              • Nora over 4 years
                When I first started reading it, it was quite intriguing and interesting, but about halfway through it got monotonous and dragged on. I couldn't finish it. It did not keep my interest. I give it 2 1/2 stars.
                • astronaut
                  astronautover 5 years55 stars
                  this book is tragic, and amazing at the same time. It makes you want to cry and smile... and then cry some more. Told from four different views of a school shooting, its wonderful!