Thursday, July 28, 2011

Review of Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers

Title: Fall for Anything
Author: Courtney Summers
Format: Paperback
Release Date: December 2010
Rating: 4 stars


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Beyond the Cover:

Summary: (taken from Barnes and Noble)

"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?"

Review:
When you pick up this book and read the back, you might think this is just another one of those serious books that's sad and extremely predictable. But Fall for Anything is not what I expected at all. The ending in fact is so unpredictable that I was completely surprised when I read it. This book was also impossible for me to put down; I read it in about a day and a half. This had to do with the fact that Courtney Summer's writing style was so readable. Even when the chapter consisted of only one sentence, that sentence had the power to break my heart. The emotions were just so raw, and they didn't feel faked like they often times do in "serious" books like these.
The character development was a big part of the awesomeness level of this novel as well; you could see the journey that Eddie went through from the beginning to the end of the book. If you combine all the great parts of this book, you get one heartbreaking, unstoppable novel that begs for it's story to be read. Courtney Summer's has two other books, and I can't wait to read them!

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