Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (Macmillan)
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.