Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fall for Anything

Fall For Anything
Courtney Summers
230 pages

Summary: When Eddie’s brilliant photographer father commits suicide her world is turned upside down. She can’t seem to figure out the why and it’s killing her. When she meets Culler, a student of her father’s, she finally finds someone as alone and curious as her. Together they visit some of her dad’s favourite sites and try to piece together a man who meant so much to both of them yet was such a mystery.

Review: Courtney Summers is a powerful writer who creates characters and stories that are unapologetic in their honesty. Fall for Nothing is a brilliant portrayal of grief in both its simplicity and complexity. The writing is stylized, sparse and sharp, giving the reader the feel that each word was chosen with precision. There isn’t too much with respect to plot development, which serves to focus the story on Eddie and her loss. There also is not a lot of character development. Instead of trying to fix Eddie, Summers lets her stay sad and broken, making for a refreshing and honest read. Fall for Anything proves once again that Courtney Summers knows how to write relatable and sincere novels, making her one of the best new YA writers.

Also by Courtney Summers: Cracked up to Be and Some Girls Are

If you liked Fall for Anything, you might also enjoy: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, Hold Still by Nina LaCour, Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder and If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Author website: http://courtneysummers.ca/

Rating: W4/4 C4/4 P3.5/4 O4/4 PP3/4 CR4/4
Grade: JS


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

When I read Some Girls Are, it really stuck with me, so I've been looking forward to reading Fall for Anything. Great review, Katie :)

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