The Way We Fall

The Way We Fall

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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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • PIER 9
  • Millers Point, Australia
  • 1742668259
  • 9781742668253
  • 2,808,187

About Megan Crewe

Megan Crewe was born and lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband. She studied psychology at York University and now devotes her time to writing. The Way We Fall is her second novel.
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2 9% (679)
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Thanks to Disney-Hyperion and Netgalley for kindly providing me an eARC of this book to read and review. This book is written in a diary-like format from Kaelyn, the main character, to Leo, her friend who lives in New York. Kaelyn lives on an island off the coast of Canada. She used to be shy but with the new school year starting up, wants to change all that and become more outgoing. When a mysterious and deadly virus outbreak hits the tiny island, no one is safe from it. Its unlike anything doctors have seen before. It seems like a cold or the flu, at first, with the coughing, and sneezing. Then the infected start to scratch at their skin profusely. The last stages of the virus makes the contaminated people confused and do unpredictable things. And the final stage of the deadly virus is just that, death. The government becomes afraid and quarantines the island, making everyone on the island either survive it or die from the virus. Terrifying and heartbreaking at the same time. A great Dystopian book. Kaelyn is a believable character, I like how she grows within the book. The ending was kind of sudden, I'll keep my eyes peeled for book two. Found on my blog: http://wondrousreadings.blogspot.com/2012/01/review-way-we-fall.htmlshow more
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