It’s Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination as this group of high school elites uncover who's plotting to off each and every one of them.
Every year, the lives of ten junior girls at Vienna High are transformed.
All because of the list.
Kenzie Summerall can’t imagine how she’s been voted onto a list of the prettiest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her.
This is the power of the list. If you’re on it, your life changes.
If you’re on it this year? Your life ends.
Praise for They All Fall Down
“A suspenseful mash-up of Indiana Jones and Pretty Little Liars.” —The Bulletin
“Part high school drama, part mystery, this fast-paced novel will appeal to a broad range of readers who will have a difficult time putting it down.” —SLJ
“St. Claire keeps the tension high as she slowly uncovers the mystery and builds to a thriller-level climax.” —Kirkus Reviews
“St. Claire ropes in readers from the opening pages, creating a taut thriller that keeps the audience turning pages and guessing until the end.” —VOYA
“Best-selling author St. Claire makes her YA debut with a thriller in the tradition of Lois Duncan and R. L. Stine.” —Booklist
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire gave up the glamour of working in advertising and public relations to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a published author. Roxanne lives in a small beach town in Florida with her husband, their son and daughter, and a frisky Australian terrier. Visit Roxanne at roxannestclaire.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a psychological YA book, that I could not put down from the very first page. This is not my typical book to read, but had me guessing until the very end. Every girl dies to be on the elite ten every year. When Kenzie is chosen as the fifth girl this year, she is shocked. When the girls start dying, Kenzie starts to get nervous, "curses that cause unavoidable accidents". I really enjoyed the friendship between Kenzie and Levi, trying to figure out what was happening to these girls. This is a fast paced book with many twists and turns, and will keep you guessing until the end. Can be enjoyed by teenagers to adults. I highly recommend this book. Hoping to read more from Roxanne St Claire in her YA genre.
'They All Fall Down' is a gripping and fast-paced young adult thriller that will have the reader on the edge of their seat and guessing until the very end. The book tells the story of Kenzie Summerall, our geeky Latin-speaking heroine - and how her life is irrevocably changed by a simple list of ten names. The list is composed of the ten hottest girls at Vienna High, as voted by the guys at the school. When Kenzie finds out that she not only made the list, but was voted in at fifth place, she's stunned. Overnight, Kenzie's life goes from boring to incredibly popular - she's invited to the best parties, her crush since middle school suddenly wants to date her, and she has tons of new friends. The list changes the lives of ten girls at Vienna High each year - if they're able to survive the curse. And it seems like this year, all the girls on the list are destined to die. Being a huge fan of thrillers, this book's description had me immediately curious and dying to read it. I had pretty high hopes for it because the premise sounded so original and promising, and I'm so incredibly happy to say that I was far from disappointed. It went above and beyond any hopes or expectations I had - easily becoming one of the best YA thrillers I've read this year. The book was told from Kenzie's point of view, which made it conversational in tone and extremely easy to get sucked into the story. I was able to slip inside the story almost immediately and I didn't stop reading until I was done. You know you've found a fantastic book when you literally can't (or won't) tear yourself away from it until you've finished it. I love trying to figure out who the villain in the book is and what's really going on before the characters do, but I have to admit that this one had me stumped. I would have a theory of who was behind it all and then the author throws a huge twist into the story - and I'm back to square one. The fact that the story was so well written that I couldn't figure out the mystery before the ending says a lot about the author and their talent, which also puts it high up on my rating scale. Kenzie was a good main character for the story. She's the perfect heroine - easy to relate to and incredibly realistic. She's just a normal girl trying her best in school so she can get a scholarship to her dream college. She's a bit of a nerd with all of her studying and her love of Latin, but she doesn't mind not being popular or partying like the other kids. There are problems in her home life due to her brother's accidental death two years ago and her parent's subsequent separation. She's very smart, kind, a loving daughter and devoted friend. She's still grieving the loss of her brother and blames herself every day for his death. I immediately loved Kenzie from the beginning of the book because of how realistic and normal she is. She reminded me a lot of myself when I was in high school, and I think that might be part of the reason I related with her so much. The plot was chilling and unique. As I mentioned, there were a ton of twists and turns thrown in to the story line to throw the reader off guard and to keep them guessing. You could feel the tension and fear growing with every chapter as the events continued to unfold. The book was fast paced and exciting with detailed characters and vivid descriptions that made me feel like I was inside the story with Kenzie. There is some romance in the book, but that factors into the mystery as well - which I thought brought it to a whole new level. You weren't sure who you could trust - if anyone. Honestly, this was a fun and exhilarating thriller that I couldn't get enough of. It's definitely original and gives a breath of fresh air into the genre, which I think is too small to begin with. I very highly recommend this book to fans of YA thrillers and mysteries as well those who enjoy suspense novels and contemporary fiction - and any reader looking for an engrossing thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
A Must Read Vienna, Pennsylvania Kenzie Summerall somehow was voted onto the list of hottest girls in school and when she lands at number five her average life suddenly becomes amazing. With new friends surrounding her, doors to the best parties are now open to her and the cutest jock in school is after her. That is the power of the list. Your life changes if you are on it. One by one though the girls on the list have started to die. Is it a curse or a coincidence? Or is the list in the hands of a killer. Kenzie’s time is running out but before her number is up she is determined to uncover the deadly secret of the list. This is story that is full of twists and turns and will have readers hoping there will be more books with Kenzie and her friends it in. The action is none stop and keeps going until the very end of the book. The characters drive this story forward at a pace that makes the reader’s head spin and begging for more. This is one story that stands out from other young adult books and will have reader of all ages eagerly devouring it to find out what happens next.
They All Fall Down by Roxanne St Claire A mystery thriller of a story that gripped me from start to finish. Suspenseful and unique and awesome story telling. A must read. I really enjoyed the heroine and her strengths to the very end. Kenzie Summerall is voted fifth on the "hottie" list. But when the first one on the list dies by an unfortunate accident and then the second dies too, Kenzie life is shaken by more than Latin class and standard high school anxiety.