The Way We Fall
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 24th 2012
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Series: Fallen World (#1)
3 starsInteresting take on the devastating aftermath of a killer virus. I never engaged with the narrator, though, but the rapid fire narration did keep me turning the pages. I will probably read the second book if the library has it available.
Overall, I really enjoyed this apocalyptic story. An epidemic taking over an island is pretty terrifying but something I can see happening, easily. The biggest drawback to this book is the way it is written. In letters to a boy we don't see the entire book. Because its written in letter format I fee...
Cuando comencé a leer este libro fue específicamente porque me uní al Street Team de la serie hace algún tiempo, pero aun no había leído ninguno de los libros. Así que tenía que hacerlo.Para ser honesta este libro no es lo que esperaba, en una buena manera. Aislados nos lleva a la vida de Kaelyn que...
Really book? As soon as I had fished this I was thinking about how I was going to go online and profess my love for finding an excellent standalone young adult book. Then once I get here, I see "Fallen World #1". What a disappointment.Moving beyond the obvious distaste I have for everything being a ...
2 starsHmmmm, I don't know what I was expecting to read but I do know this was not it, if that makes any sense.For whatever reason I could not make myself remember that the MC was 16. She was just so...invisible. I would've looked right over her in any room, even if she were the only one standing it...