Thursday, December 23, 2010

Review : Fall For Anything

Title: Fall For Anything
Author: Courtney Summers
Published: December 21st 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin
Source: arc provided by St. Martin's Press

Summary: From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father.

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?

Thoughts: This is why I love Courtney Summers. She writes these amazing books that are so emotionally driven, it makes you feel like you're there experiencing all of it. Grief, lost, being lost, wanting answers to questions no one knows the answers to. That's what Fall For Anything is about. It's about Eddie's journey to find out why her father killed himself and dealing with the mess he left behind.

One character I absolutely adored was Milo. I love his friendship with Eddie. He's loyal to a fault and is clearly always there for her. He's her shoulder to cry on and would do anything for her. It may sound a bit cliche, but he's her rock. I love how he doesn't try to be strong for her, he IS strong for her. You can tell all of this is hard for him. How are you there for someone who keeps pushing you away? Needless to say, my favorite scenes were the ones with him.

Now, on to the shady. Beth is one of those characters you love to hate. She is Eddie's mother's best friend and is living with them to help keep order. Her antics were borderline cruel at times, but I found some rather funny. The way Eddie perceives her is just grand. Vitamin C, anyone?

As you can see from the summary, a guy named Cullen will play a key role in this story. I had a hard time understanding Cullen. While his character is necessary, I always felt he was a bit off. I did like how he grieved with Eddie. After all, Eddie's father was also Cullen's mentor. But Cullen as a person? Well, that's a whole different story I can't get into. Read the book, you'll see why.

For anyone who has ever lost someone, you must read this book. And even if you haven't, read the book anyway. If you love emotional reads that will break your heart, then mend it before it all ends, Fall For Anything is the book for you.


Fall For Anything Goodies:
*Read a short story from Milo's perspective (told prior to the events of Fall For Anything).
*Interview and Fall For Anything ARC giveaway HERE.
*Read the first five (yes, FIVE) chapters of Fall For Anything HERE.

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  1. Thanks for the terrific review, Lena!


    Paul Hochman
    St. Martin's Press

  2. Thanks for the review. I will most definitely pick this book up.

  3. Good review, I can't wait to read this book :)

  4. Thanks for the review. When I saw the cover of the book it put me of because it just looked a little creepy for me and if I saw it in the shop I wouldnt pick it up. However there is that saying dont judge a book by its cover. The story sounds quite good but not the sort of book I would usually read. The character Milo whom you described seems like a character I would really like. I might have to check this book out :)

  5. Hmmmm - can't tell if I would like it or not. Love the cover though so I will probably give it a shot.


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