Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe Review

The Way We Fall Megan Crewer reviewThe Way We Fall
By Megan Crewe

Jan. 24, 2012
Hyperion Book CH, 320 pages
Source: Borrowed from the lovely Mrs. Heise!

When sixteen-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave for school without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again. But then a strange virus begins to sweep through her small island community, infecting young and old alike. As the dead pile up, the government quarantines the island: no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for the island's dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Poignant and dizzying, The Way We Fall is the heart-wrenching story of one girl's bravery and unbeatable spirit as she challenges not just her fears, but her sense of what makes life worth living.

— description


This book is about a contagious disease that sweeps across a small island community (outside Canada maybe?)

Holy heck. Every cough had my hair standing on end. This is sort of an apocalypse book – it’s just a small area, but for this community, it’s as though the world were coming to an end. And, hello, no one is stepping in to save them! Where is the government? Or aid groups? Scary as hell.

So right in the middle of reading this suspenseful, thrilling book, I went to get a massage. And my masseuse kept sniffling, and right there in the middle of all the monk-ish music and zen atmosphere, I started having a freaking Megan Crewe-induced panic attach that a contagion was just introduced into the air and then I was going to be a carrier and I’d start to feel all itchy…

Anyway, you see how this book can, erm, infect you with paranoia. HAHAHA. The Way We Fall is a very cool medical thriller that will reveal a lot about the human condition, give you shivers and keep you reaching for the nearest bottle of antibacterial gel. In a good way.

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  1. Ok- this is totally a theme right now! The movie Contagion, the tv show survivors, the (awesome) book Ashes - all featuring strains of a contagious virus that wipes out lots of a population. Yikes!

  2. Omg, that's so creepy. I'm adding this to my "to read" I love books and movies about stuff like this.. I dont know why, they just scare the heck out of me. lol

    I do believe this will be the end of human life someday.. unless the zombies get us first.

  3. Oh dear. I don't know if I can handle this! I am paranoid enough working in a middle school! The last thing I need is an excuse to never leave my house!!!! ;)

  4. This sounds like an awesome read. I rather enjoy being forced into paranoia :P

  5. Yeah, I'm a little nervous for this reason. What if? What if? What if? is going to be going through my head.

  6. Ohhh this sounds SO GOOD! I love a book that can really get under your skin if you know what I mean. Haha. And that massage story is hilarious! XD

  7. I'm totally with you, this one really crawls in through your pores. Definitely not many dystopians out there that are this well written.

  8. "Every cough had my hair standing on end."-this is exactly what did NOT happen to me while reading this one.

  9. Yep, I definitely need to read this book. And then be even more grossed out on the el.

  10. Yes. I need this book in my life.

    I'll be sure to surround myself with antibacterial gel and a mask.

  11. Oh, I'd love to read a book that would completely creep me out. It's been awhile.


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