Crewe, Megan, The Way We Fall. Hyperion, 2012. Pgs. 309. Language: PG-13 (22 swear, 5 “f”s). Violence: PG-13, Sexual Content: G
16-year-old, Kaelyn starts by keeping a journal for her best friend, Leo, who is away at school. This journal becomes the reader’s insight into the desperate lives of those on an island, cut off from the world, trying to survive an epidemic that few survive. Will Kaelyn and her loved ones live? Will her dad find a cure as he is the island’s only microbiologist?
A gruesome, poignant story that leaves the readers wanting to know what happens to the characters. Filled with life, love , and survival readers who like realistic fiction, disease-related books, and survival stories might will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High