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The Way We Fall (Fallen World Trilogy #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Live To Read

This book has to be one of the best dystopians of 2012. The author writes in such a way that allows the reader to fully immerse him/herself into the novel. The reader will love the main character, Kaelyn, for her intelligence and willingness to help others. Kaelyn's ...
This book has to be one of the best dystopians of 2012. The author writes in such a way that allows the reader to fully immerse him/herself into the novel. The reader will love the main character, Kaelyn, for her intelligence and willingness to help others. Kaelyn's world is turned upside down in the space of one week. A mysterious virus sweeps through her small island town and begins to pick off the residents one by one. The environment created by the author feels so real that the reader will be able to picture all of the events and characters and really connect with them.

Kaelyn is amazingly resilient. Her characters endures so much loss in the novel, but she still comes up fighting. The other characters the reader meets will intrigue him/her. The author has a way of making the reader miss the characters who don't make it to the end, a rare quality. The love interest, Gav, is brave and a survivalist, the reader will enjoy meeting him and getting to know him through Kaelyn. Kaelyn's family is complex and will feel like the readers' family not long after the reader picks up the book. Her brother and father butt heads over a few issues, Kaelyn's mother loves her children to a fault, and Kaelyn's uncle and cousin are special to them all. If the author did not create such dynamic and likable characters, this story would not be as fantastic as it is.

The book is only about 304 pages long, but the reader will want the book to be far longer. There is an unbelievable amount of action, suspense, and romance packed into these pages. The characters are a delight to read about, the reader will actually care what happens to them in the novel. The author keeps the novel within the realms of realism, the reader will not be rolling his/her eyes over the plot and events in this book. This book is highly recommended to young adult/teen readers.

posted by Icecream18JA on January 27, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

The story was anti-climatic. I bought the book because it was o

The story was anti-climatic. I bought the book because it was one of those "If you like The Hunger Games, try this..."" First off, this book should not be compared to the Hunger Games AT ALL. The whole story was slow and nothing happened. People got s...
The story was anti-climatic. I bought the book because it was one of those "If you like The Hunger Games, try this..."" First off, this book should not be compared to the Hunger Games AT ALL. The whole story was slow and nothing happened. People got sick, and people started doing what any other society would do in a "Catastrophic" situation. The reason why I kept reading was that I was hoping somethin would happen, but of course nothing did. The story went no where and it was hard to get through because I kept falling asleep while reading. If you like The Hunger Games, don't read this book. If you like nonsense stories, well then, maybe this is for you.

posted by R_Zaksky on April 3, 2012

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  • Posted April 3, 2012

    The story was anti-climatic. I bought the book because it was o

    The story was anti-climatic. I bought the book because it was one of those "If you like The Hunger Games, try this..."" First off, this book should not be compared to the Hunger Games AT ALL. The whole story was slow and nothing happened. People got sick, and people started doing what any other society would do in a "Catastrophic" situation. The reason why I kept reading was that I was hoping somethin would happen, but of course nothing did. The story went no where and it was hard to get through because I kept falling asleep while reading. If you like The Hunger Games, don't read this book. If you like nonsense stories, well then, maybe this is for you.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Disappointing, anticlimactic, bad cliffhanger

    *No spoilers*
    If youre thinking of getting this, but get frustrated easily when there is a lack of common sense, then this book is not for you. It also has a horrible cliff hanger ending that leaves nothing answered. It was like the author woke up one day and decided she didnt want to finish the story. I am shocked that other people rated this novel so high.

    *Spoiler Alert
    I really wanted to like this book. There where just too many issues I couldnt wrap my head around. #1 why couldn't the mainland send more supplies to the hospital if they were able to send in food? #2 what was the point of the gang hoarding supplies if just about everyone was dead? It never said what they were doing with it. In fact it said there was no way they could consume all the perishables. #3 Before the phone and internet went down, I would think people would have been spreading the news of what was going on. #4 How was the hospital always so busy if the illness was killing everyone so quickly? #5 If people wanted off the island why not use thr boats in the beginning before they got ruined? The list goes on and on. The part that I disliked the most was the character's attempted suicide. Come on! If you were one of the very few lucky immune people I would think you be grateful and honor those you lost and not just throw it all away. I was also uphappy with how her father died. It seemed like it was just thrown in there at the last minute.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

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    i really wanted to like this book, especially since I've been lo

    i really wanted to like this book, especially since I've been loving a lot of dystopian books so far, but this book was just way too slow. I don't even think i ever finished it, i got about halfway and thought to myself, if nothing interesting or different has happened since the plot was first revealed, i highly doubt anythings going to happen the rest of the book either. Its an ok concept but there was no climax and everything was just repeating itself throughout the whole thing.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

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