Monday, December 27, 2010

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers

Reading level: Young Adult

Published: December 21, 2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Source: From Publisher

My Rating 

When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?

This is my first book by Courtney Summers. I have heard nothing but good things about her so I was very eager to start reading FALL FOR ANYTHING, and boy was I not disappointed! I could not believe how incredible this book was. The book deals with death, suicide and the after math that is left behind, it is an intense and raw story. Eddie doesn't sugarcoat one moment of how she is feeling. She is angry, sad and alone. And can't stop asking herself the same question over and over again...Why? Why did her father leave her and her mother behind.

Courtney Summers created such a powerful cast of characters, Each character had to deal with the loss of Eddie's dad is some shape or form. Milo, Eddies best friend was one of my favourite characters, he tried to keep Eddie grounded but it seemed the harder he tried the more she would push away. The love he had for his best friend was obvious, and jumped off the pages. What I loved most about this book was how real it was. I know that if I were in Eddie's shoes I would have gone to the great lengths she did to find out the answers. It is heartbreaking but beautiful. Full of personality and sadness. Reading this book was an emotional roller coaster, one moment I would be laughing and then the next I would be running for the Kleenex.

FALL FOR ANYTHING went beyond all my expectations. This will not be my last book by Courtney Summers. She has me hooked! Her writing style is one of a kind and honest. I look forward to reading her other books!

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  1. Fall For Anything is a lot of things including brilliant, sad, funny, honest, and true to name a few. So I beg you to buy this book once its released, to read and love it, to be completely fascinated in it in a way you aren't with most books, and to become a fan of Courtney Summers. I promise you you'll never once regret it.


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