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Falling into Place

By: Amy Zhang
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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Inertia, force, mass, gravity, velocity,

acceleration...cause and effect.

Liz Emerson doesn't understand any of it.

But I do.

I understand how we fall.

Where we fall. Why we fall.

I understand her sadness and loneliness and silence, her shattered heart.

It doesn't have to be this way, does it?

It wasn't always this way, was it?

Stay alive, Liz Emerson, stay alive.

©2014 Amy Zhang (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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stunning

Amy Zhang has created a world of adolescence that has a hard reality, with characters who are both unlikeable in their cruelty and completely understood in their vulnerability. The hard reality of the draw toward suicide is shown with clarity and compassion. And this is captivating, frustrating, but not maudlin look at the dark side of growing up.

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Great book

this book was so inspiring and the reader was amazing! defiantly one of my new favorite books! READ THIS BOOK!

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  • Maria Elmvang
  • 10-22-14

Shades of "Thirteen Reasons Why" and "If I Stay"

I had this recommended very highly by a friend of mine. I downloaded the sample from Amazon, and liked what I read, so purchased it from Audible.

I'm glad I did. It's a really, really good book! It made me go on detours to continue listening, which is always a good sign :) With shades of "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher and "If I Stay" by Gayle Forman it is obviously a very sad read, but I didn't find it as emotionally manipulative as it could have been. It was horrible to read about the kids being bullied, and how Liz Emerson slowly got convinced that suicide was the only way out.

I liked the way the book jumped in time - the chapter headers kept it from getting confusing, and the patchwork style of the book really worked for me.

I also liked that the ultimate outcome was kept under wraps until the very end. Just like in "If I Stay" it isn't made obvious right from the start, but enough hints are given that the reader is prepared for it to go either way.

The author was 18 when she wrote this! I'm terribly impressed!