The Way We Fall
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Reading Challenge: Sophomore Reading Challenge
Rating: 3.5 stars
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 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.
Since I heard about The Way We Fall, I have been excited since I loved Megan Crewe‘s debut novel, Give Up the Ghost. The Way We Fall was a very cool book, and while I didn’t absolutely love it, it was still a good read.
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe was an interesting read. The concept was very cool, with the virus. It was very realistic in that sense. I was hoping it would be a bit scarier, I felt the panic at times, but I wanted to feel that the entire time. The Way We Fall also had a bit of a slower start – it wasn’t until the second half of the book that I really started to get into the story. The relationship between Kaelyn and Gav I felt coming from the start, but it never felt completely genuine to me. It was a bit awkward.
I loved the characters – they were definitely my favorite aspect of The Way We Fall. Kaelyn was a great character – she was so real. The entire book is told in sort of a diary to her best friend, Leo, who is gone off the island, and she never really got to say goodbye due to an argument they had. That relationship was so real and it actually, oddly enough, reminded me a lot of my best friend and I. I loved Tessa and Gav and most characters that had a role in the story. They were all so likable and real.
I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about the ending. I’m curious to see how the story will continue, but I’m not exactly sure where it will go from here. I had hoped for a bit more closure before the story wrapped up for this installment, but I’m sure wherever Megan Crewe takes readers in book 2, it will be great.
This was a pretty decent read. I didn’t love it, but I really loved the concept and the characters. It’s a trilogy I am intrigued about, as I really enjoy Megan Crewe‘s writing. I am eager to see what is next for Megan Crewe.
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