The Way We Fall

The Way We Fall

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When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn's community, the government quarantines her island-no one can leave, and no one can come back. Those still healthy must fight for 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? Megan Crewe crafts a powerful and gripping exploration of self-preservation, first love, and hope. Poignant and dizzying, this heart-wrenching story of one girl's bravery and unbeatable spirit will leave readers fervently awaiting the next book in this standout new series.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • Disney-Hyperion
  • United States
  • English
  • 142314631X
  • 9781423146315
  • 304,951

About Megan Crewe

Megan Crewe (www.megancrewe.com) finds writing about herself much more difficult than making things up. A few definite facts: she lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and three cats (and does on occasion say "eh"); she tutors teens with special needs; and-thankfully-the worst virus she's caught so far is the garden variety flu. She is also the author of "Give Up the Ghost."show more

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That was too many exclamation points. But I'm keeping them, as it seems like the "[word]!" formation seems like the most appropriate way to describe this book. What a great read! I read it on my third day of the flu, which, as I think back, wasn't the most amazing decision I've ever made. But I like to think it added something to the experience. Nah. This is a truly great story. The diary format of the narrative allows the reader to perceive the world through an interesting point of view, one filled with abrupt stops and chaotic, messy entries, which only added to the atmosphere of the story. It also gives a very clear image of the main character, Kaelyn, without ever having a paragraph of her describing herself. She is defined by her careful observations of the world, and the way she transcribes them, leaving her mark the only way she knows how. The Way We Fall doesn't present its main character as heroism incarnate, but as a scared teenager trying the best she can to survive, and more than that, save the people who surround her from something over which she has no control. The various dynamics aren't fully fleshed out but still have a very good start (low-key romance that shows two people supporting each other through and through!! that was really nice) (low-key supporting characters and dynamics are really important seeing as, you know, everybody's dying), and the books fiddles with the idea of the cost of survival, celebrating the average people who don't go hunting dragons, but still try their best to just hang on, even when the world is crumbling before their eyes. While a little slow at times, and somehow repetitive, it's a very good start to a series I will most definitely read, and a nice depiction of the epidemic trope, which isn't as present today in YA fiction as say, dystopia. (I also feel the need to mention the cover of the hardback edition, which is oh-so-very-pretty, just in case someone reading this is as shallow as I am, and as easily distracted by shiny things.) The furrets are also cool. Read it!* * if you want. i'm not the boss of you.show more
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