December 5, 2011

Review: The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Title: The Way We Fall
Author: Megan Crewe

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Published: January 24th, 2012
Read as: An ARC, December 2011

Pages: 309

Goodreads Summary:

It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.

And then you're dead.
When sixteen-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave for school without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again. But then a strange virus begins to sweep through her small island community, infecting young and old alike. As the dead pile up, the government quarantines the island: no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for the island’s dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Poignant and dizzying, The Way We Fall is the heart-wrenching story of one girl's bravery and unbeatable spirit as she challenges not just her fears, but her sense of what makes life worth living.

My Review:

Oh my gosh this was soo good!

If there's one type of book I really like, besides fantasy, it has to be books like this. The kind with major catastrophe. Where all hope seems lost until one beacon appears and changes it all. It's different than dystopian, because stories like these take place in current times and manipulates current events and fears to entice the reader.

I could not stop reading this book! I'm sick with the flu and I still kept going even though I was half falling asleep. I woke up early so I could finish reading, that's how good it was.

Written like a journal, The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe is a written, first-person account of what's happening in the small island near Canada. I like journal type books because it gives you a different insight to the story, since characters have the chance to look back reflect on past posts, bringing everything into a bigger picture.

The characters were good, the plot even better and the writing super.

I hope it's a series, because this book leavings you wanting to know more!

Rating: 4/5

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