Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: The Way We Fall

The Way We Fall
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

“The Way We Fall” starts out as a journal Kaelyn is writing to her former best friend Lee. Kaelyn lives on an island off the coast of Canada and Lee is on the ferry to the mainland where he will proceed to NYC to pursue his dancing goals. In Kae’s journal entries we discover that a strange virus has appeared on the island and it’s killing the inhabitants. The island becomes quarantined and life changes for Kaelin and everyone else on the island.

I honestly thought when we got to the virus portion of the book, that it was going to turn into a zombie story…thankfully it didn’t!

I really enjoyed the whole story as journal concept. We got a glimpse into Kaelyn’s life when all was “normal”, relatively speaking. We learned the purpose of the journal and what Kae’s goals were with the journal. It provided a well-rounded view of Kaelyn.

The virus portion of the story was surprising in that there were a group of community minded teens who established a way to help the community and did it without prompting from anyone. There was also the usual group who were out for themselves…but it was Gav’s group which proved so hopeful.

My only real complaint was the ending. Honestly, the story had been so thoughtful and complete up until the December 19th entry. It felt like the author wasn’t sure how to wrap up the journal and this seemed like the best option? The book was so good otherwise and I felt cheated on the ending.

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