Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Way We Fall

Title: The Way We Fall

Author: Megan Crewe

Rating: 4 stars

Summary: It starts with an itch you just can’t shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you’ll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.

And then you’re dead.

When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for 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?

Review: The Way We Fall is a very accurate title for this book; when the virus comes, some people will do anything to survive, even condemning others to death or directly killing them. This book is different from others that have recently come out in how it takes place in the present time and tell of the epidemic's beginning, rather than in the distant future where a virus has been running rampant for years. Of course even with everyone she's ever known dropping like flies, Kaelyn still finds the time to get a boyfriend. But even love can't save someone form the virus. (That's not a spoiler) The book is Kaelyn's journal, in which she documented the events following the outbreak. She address the entries to Leo, her best friend who moved to New York and she hasn't spoken to in years.  The Way We Fall makes you wonder what you would do if you were ever trapped in a quarantine area as a mysterious virus killed everyone around you. Would you be at the hospital, helping people? Or would you steal all the food being brought in and kill anyone with the virus that you came across?

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