Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang


Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Canada
Format: Kindle eBook
Source: Purchased
Publication Date: August 29, 2014

Synopsis:
Falling into Place starts off with the main character, Liz Emerson, attempting to end her life. She drives her Mercedes off the road and down a steep hill. To her surprise, she survives the fall and is rushed to the hospital in grave condition. Readers then get a glimpse into Liz's life leading up to the day of her accident. We learn that she is one of the most popular girls in her school but, she is also a bully. She uses her popularity to get her way without a second thought to the consequences of her actions.

This is a story about how one person's actions cause ripple effects which can lives of the people around them in an instant.

My thoughts:
If you enjoy books where you fall in love with the main character, this book is definitely not for you. Throughout the book we meet the various people whose lives Liz has graced destroyed. She lives her life with no remorse for her actions no matter how devastating they may be to the people around her.

Although you are meant to dislike the Liz, her supporting characters are all so relatable. Readers will be able to empathize with at least one of them as each character is provided a fairly deep backstory. This is a book that I will not soon forget. Amy Zhang's story makes me believe that Isaac Newton was such an incredible genius that his Laws of Motion can be used outside of the realm of physics and applied to human relationships:

First Law
A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion with a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force.
Second Law
Force is equal to the change in momentum (mV) per change in time. For a constant mass, force equals mass times acceleration (F=ma).
Third Law
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction

Falling into Place was a fantastic book. The book is beautifully written. It transitions between past and present with ease. After reading this book, it rendered me speechless. Amy Zhang takes you on an emotional roller coaster with a story that will strike you right to your core. I already cannot wait until the release of her next book, This Is Where The World Ends. It already sounds so good!

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Rating: ★★★

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