The 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.
— Amazon.com 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.