They All Fall Down is a powerful story, based on true events, about how our perceptions of self either move us forward or hold us back. It is a book about the power of a human being to transcend tragedy and find happiness in a world that doesn't always make success easy. The reader will love, hate, empathize, and cheer for London Drake. They All Fall Down is a book for anyone who has struggled with the question, "Who am I and what do I want to contribute to the world?" It challenges readers to think about the very things that shape who they are.
Every purchase of They All Fall Down also grants readers acces to six original songs, written and performed by one of the authors. Many of the songs are referenced in the story. Through the music downloads, the reader can hear the character's voice and experience all the emotion described in the novel.
This book is a "B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree."
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About the Author
Nick Moccia: Nick Moccia first knew he wanted to be a performer when he stepped on the stage in grade school. He began writing music as a teenager and later sang for a number of popular bands in the New Jersey/tri-state area. Since 2000, he has been the front man for the popular and well-respected band Generation Next, performing over 200 shows a year in states up and down the East Coast.
Nick’s work as an author steers his creativity toward the written word. He says the transition from musician to writer was a natural one in many ways, but also presented a number of very rewarding challenges. Nick is a native of Belleville, NJ, who also lived for many years in Toms River, NJ. True to his roots, Nick is an enthusiastic New York Giants fan who currently resides in Gloucester Township, NJ.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Through his relationships and music career, London is able to grow both professionally and personally, but it's not an easy road for him. We see London as a struggling, young, musician who is a flawed, yet likable character. At times, you may want to shake London by the shoulders to show him the opportunity and life he has waiting for him, yet also want to wrap your arms around him and cry along with his struggles. He is a laugh out loud, sexy, and charming character who also has a wicked temper, commitment issues, and suffers from PTSD. He is made REAL by the depth both Blake and Moccia have painted for him. The authors blend prominent side characters into the story that also help the reader identify the kind of life London leads. More importantly, the characters who are ultimately missing, his father and grandparents, are significantly meaningful. These are direct contributors for some of the unsavory traits that not only does London realize but than also confronts head on. You absolutely can't help cheering for London Drake as he develops into success and self-actualization. The book is an easy read, yet powerful, especially when you think that several of these events are based on true life. A wonderful debut novel by two people I hope to see more from!
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite In They All Fall Down by J.A. Blake and Nick Moccia, the reader follows the life of London Drake, a boy who suffers at the early age of eleven when his family becomes associated with murder and suicide. The reader learns about his dream of becoming a musician and creating a more positive legacy. After getting a successful record deal and undergoing many therapies, can he put his past behind and embrace life with openness? This is a heartwarming story and many readers will relate to the protagonist. We are introduced to a character with many inner wounds, someone who has learned not to trust anyone because of the tragedy that hit his family. It is interesting to watch him suffer psychologically before the courageous and encouraging Katorah, unable to accept the love he is given. There is a powerful lesson in this psychologically charged story, a lesson that many readers will need to learn — we can’t succeed in life unless we learn to forgive our past, and to embrace who we are. This is a lesson that London Drake learns at great cost and one that ultimately gives him the inner freedom he badly needed to succeed in his life and career. They All Fall Down explores powerful themes, including love and family, music, personal growth, and what it really takes to succeed. It is a heartwarming story, highly motivational, and loaded with emotional and psychological insights that readers will find edifying. The writing is excellent and it flows with great fluidity. Nick Moccia has written a story that will capture the hearts of readers and prepare them to face the part of them they long to bury forever, the part that actually sets them free.
We are proud to announce that "They All Fall Down" by J.A. Blake is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!