Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: The Way We Fall

     The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe           

The Way We Fall

Megan Crewe


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.

Thanks to Disney-Hyperion and Netgalley for kindly providing me an eARC of this book to read and review. 
This book is written in a diary-like format from Kaelyn, the main character, to Leo, her friend who lives in New York. 
Kaelyn lives on an island off the coast of Canada. She used to be shy but with the new school year starting up, wants to change all that and become more outgoing. 
When a mysterious and deadly virus outbreak hits the tiny island, no one is safe from it. Its unlike anything doctors have seen before. It seems like a cold or the flu, at first, with the coughing, and sneezing. Then the infected start to scratch at their skin profusely. The last stages of the virus makes the contaminated people confused and do unpredictable things. And the final stage of the deadly virus is just that, death. 
The government becomes afraid and quarantines the island, making everyone on the island either survive it or die from the virus. 

Terrifying and heartbreaking at the same time. A great Dystopian book. Kaelyn is a believable character, I like how she grows within the book. 
The ending was kind of sudden, I'll keep my eyes peeled for book two.

4/5 Stars



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