Friday, 6 May 2011

Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers

Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers

Source: Library
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Macmillan)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 230

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?

Courtney Summers' writing never fails to send me on an emotional rollercoaster. Her stories imprint themselves into my brain and play total mind tricks on me! Needless to say: I love them.

In Fall For Anything, the main character, Eddie Reeves' father has recently commit suicide. Her mother is near catatonic, a person that she makes no secret of hating has moved into her house and her entire life has been turned upside down. I really felt Eddie's loss and confusion. There were many parts that made me cry from the expert way that Summers was able to convey the emotions present in the novel.

I thought that Milo, Eddie's best friend, was a very intriguing addition to the story. He tried so hard to understand what Eddie was going through and help her overcome it but he wasn't perfect and sometimes, he just didn't understand. I liked that he stuck with Eddie but also provided a voice of reason when she needed it (regardless of whether or not she listened to him, that is).

I've noticed that with Courtney Summers, there is always an 'oh my goodness, did I read that right?!' moment. She does such a fabulous job of building up the story and then in one move - bam! - everything has transformed into something crazy. I obviously won't tell you what it is in this book, but man, that killed me.

Courtney Summers, you've written another gut-wrenching novel that I thoroughly enjoyed - please keep them coming!   

Cover Comments: I like it. The downard position of the model's head conveys the right emotions, I think and I like the photographs strung up at the top.

11 comments:

  1. I love your review, sounds like a really good read, so I will definitely check it out :)
    I love books published by Macmillan, those guys know what they're doing!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  2. Thanks! I hope that you like it :) I don't think I've even read many Macmillan books but I've liked the ones I have. Maybe I should go search up some of their other books!

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  3. Great review. This one sounds like a good read. Adding it to my list! :0)

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  4. Thank you! I like all of Courtney Summers' novels so far. My favourite was definitely SOME GIRLS ARE but they're all wonderful. Happy reading!

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  5. I'm going to start reading this one tomorrow. I loved Some Girls Are so I'm expecting to enjoy this one as well! Great review, glad you liked it!

    && You're CANADIAN?!? ME TOO! And you're a Patel? ME TOO! I love meeting fellow Canadian bloggers <3

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  6. I feel like I've just met my long-lost twin or something, LOL. HIGH-FIVE! Me too :D This is so cool.

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  7. I've seen this once before, and it sounds very interesting. I love gut-wrenchers, and books that make you really think about human nature (or make me cry....). It sounds like I'd like it! Thanks for your review! :)

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  8. Hey there, dear hufflepuff! Glad I *found* your blog....
    High five if you *find* the reference. :p

    This book looks like something I'd *find* appealing.

    Okay, okay, I'm gonna stop with the hufflepuff jokes, now. XD

    Great reviews around here. :) I'll definitely stick around!

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  9. Penelope - Then this is definitely your type of book! Courtney Summers always makes me thing (and become severly emotional!).

    Brigitte - Hey! Well, you know, as a Hufflepuff, I am a great FINDER. Thanks! :)

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  10. I've heard so much about this one! It seems like such an intense read that really is heart-wrenching. I really want to read this one, but I've heard some people say that there wasn't much of a message of hope at the end. What do you think? That's definitely a plus though that Milo sticks with Eddie through it all. Thanks for the awesome review!

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  11. I guess you could argue that there isn't... but I think there was one. Maybe it's not so much hope as it is acceptance, but I can see from the end of the book that everything COULD be okay. Not back to normal, of course, but things would get better.

    Milo sticking with Eddie actually added a lot of hope to the book, at least for me. I mean, he gives her a constant and a shoulder to lean on. Thanks for your comment! :)

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