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This week I’m waiting on…
Title Falling Into Place
Author Amy Zhang
Pages 304 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher Greenwillow Books
To Be Published September 9th, 2014
Find It On Goodreads
On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.
Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force — Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.
There are few things I find more exciting than the prospect of a debut novel. The possibility of discovering a new voice, a new favourite book, an author whose work I can love and celebrate for years to come, is simply too much to resist, and few 2014 debut titles have intrigued me more than Amy Zhang’s Falling Into Place. I love the intrigue. The ambiguity. The mystery. Most of all, however, I love the creativity of the concept itself. Non-linear narratives can be difficult, both to execute and to follow, but when done correctly, are unparalleled when it comes to the depth and scope of the tale being told. I’m all the more curious about this book given what we know (or in this case, don’t know) about the narrator. From whose perspective is this story being told? There are so many unanswered questions and I can hardly wait to unearth the answers to each and every one of them. September cannot possibly arrive soon enough!