Falling for You

Falling for You

by Lisa Schroeder
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Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder

Affection turns to obsession—and love means both devastation and redemption—in this gripping novel from the author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me.

Rae’s always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her…and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous. He’s not about to let her go. And with danger following her every move, Rae must fight for the life and love she deserves if she’s going to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442443990
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Pages: 355
Sales rank: 711,177
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: HL540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa Schroeder is the author of the teen verse novels The Day Before; I Heart You, You Haunt Me and its companion novel, Chasing Brooklyn; Far from You; and the teen prose novel Falling for You. She is also the author of the middle grade prose novels It’s Raining Cupcakes, Sprinkles and Secrets, and Frosting and Friendship. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Find out more about Lisa and her books at LisaSchroederBooks.com or on Twitter at @Lisa_Schroeder.

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Falling for You 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding! Its 355 pages long and i read it in 5 hours. Must read! Not a waste of money at all. I didnt want it to end!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me all over the place with emotions! I was hesitant at first thinking that it would be a basic storyline but read it just because I figured that a lot of writers have some good twists. Well this one did. I was second guessing what was going to happen a lot and that made me even more wrapped up in the book. I definitely had a good amount of emotions wrapped up in it and cried in a couple places. I loved this book and I am happy that I took a chance on it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know when a book is really good if it makes you cry and I did just that.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
    Wow. This is one powerful and emotional book. I really connected with Rae and appreciated how she always used poetry as her healthy outlet for the negatives that were going on in her life. She was strong, and caring to a fault, which led her to more relationship troubles on top of her unstable home with her stepfather and unavailable mom.     On the theme of healthy outlets, I also like how it featured Leo's methods as well with the videos. I read so much about unhealthy outlets like drinking, eating disorders or cutting that even though this is an issues book with the relationship with Nathan and Rae's stepdad, that it does show other good things to take away.     Falling for You goes back and forth between Rae being in the ICU from some sort of tragedy to the past, where she first meets Nathan. I think the transitions are seemless and add an extra element of mystery and needing to know what exactly put her there and even though I have two possible scenarios, it could be something unexpected as well.     The writing is beautiful and I am sure to finally pick up some of Lisa's other books like The Day Before or Far from You to start with.     Rae is a really strong main character, and she is so selfless and brave. I really enjoyed being in her head no matter how dark it got in there. I love how she kept fighting and even when she was in pain, she wanted to still help others.      Falling for You also has a superb cast of secondary characters. The people that she works for and with at Full Bloom, Nina and Spencer are great. Their dialogue is so well written and their interactions are the warm and fuzzy that adds brightness to the dark that feeds into Rae from her home life and the negative relationship with Nathan.       I also appreciated how Ella, the grandmotherly figure was featured. She had something to teach Rae, and love to give, and she helped break Rae out of her shell, and show her that people with problems and sadness don't have to fake it to be likable.       Then there is the sweet and swoon worthy Leo. I fell for him in their first interactions. I loved their banter and his easy and caring manner. It was a sweet friendship and he really brought out the best in Rae.       And, as many of you know, I usually steer clear of books written in verse, but this is a hybrid, much like Collateral by Hopkins that I just read and loved. It is mostly written in narrative, but there are poems, but they only enhanced the story in my opinion.  Favorite quotes (from the arc)  I also really liked Alix and the friendship that her and Rae had. She supported her without pushing too far, and was there without judging when Rae shared some of her true self.  Alix speaking to Rae "But I think that is why sweet girls sometimes stay with guys who are tools. The physical part is great. they love feeling loved and they put up with stuff they shouldn't." (p. 218) I think that this is so true. I was in a bad relationship and even at points where I knew that I shouldn't put up with it or stay, I couldn't let go of the happy times, and the feeling of being wanted and often mistakenly equating physical attraction for true love.  I also really liked the poem that she finally submitted speaking up for those keeping quiet about their pain "Scars by Rae Lunch When a wound is fresh, my pen is the ointment and my paper the gauze.  What a surprise I'm not the only one.  We write to remind ourselves we have a voice. That what we feel, think, worry about, and speak matters.  Any et, we've been hiding our scars behind a single word. Anonymous.  Don't we all hurt some days? Isn't that part of the human experience we share? Maybe we shouldn't be so afraid to let the world see our scars.  Sharing brings people together.  It's secrecy that can tear people apart. " That really made me realize the power that poetry can have...  Bottom line: Dark book with a strong yet flawed but relatable main character. Lots of light moments of friendship and caring for others. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book. But by the time I reached the end I was left with unanswered questions. What happened to the overbearing boyfriend? Where was her mom? The quick details after the incidents werent enough. I felt that the author ended the story far too quickly. But besides that, the events that lead to unsatisfying ending were great. I had a hard time putting the book down. Overall its a great read.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It normally takes me 4 weeks to read book, but I got hucked on this book and could not put it down! It took me 3 day to get though it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Such a great read and amazingly powerful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hit close to home but I loved it so much brilliant writing!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I couldnt put the book down! I could totally relate to Rae's life at home so the story felt very personal to me. My favorite part about this book is how it teaches you about how changing your outlook on life can change everything.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Lisa's fans are going to have to prepare themselves for a different kind of book before opening the covers of FALLING FOR YOU. With that said, the book is a pleasant read. Going from writing verse novels to a full-out novel is quite a different task, and I think Lisa did a decent job. There are parts where you almost feel as though she's telling you too much (as in, as a reader, you tend to assume some things and yet, she explains them anyway) but I think this will only be noticeable to some. As for the storyline, I know there are lots of girls out there right now who are probably in Rae's same predicament, so I'm not going to touch that part of it. I personally would have liked to get to know the characters more. And maybe it was just me but there’s a bit of a mystery going on and I was reading into that whole bent of it completely wrong. But again, going from writing a verse novel to this is so much different, and I think she just wasn't sure what to do at times. With all that said, I still recommend reading it. Just go into it knowing it’s for the experience of reading her first full-length novel.. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like the writer had a good idea but failed to convey it well... When I read a book I want to get the message behind the words, there was too much going on here, and I think that the Nathan character should have been her safe place.. This could have been a love story but it should have stuck with one guy.. I think Nathan got jipped.
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stacy_lizz More than 1 year ago
two stars is me being generous. i feel like what was inside the book was completely different than what was conveyed on the summary.  I would try to get a refund, but i can't considering i wrote in it. I don't feel like this is a book worth buying, you're better off checking it out at the library.  Save your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago