*Angelic Choir* First THE BOOK:
The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker
Released: March 1, 2016
Published by Simon and Schuster/Simon Pulse
Pages: 320 (glorious pages ❤ )
High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.
Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.
But love has a way of changing things.
Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?
But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.
So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.”
If I were only allowed one word to describe The Girl Who Fell, I’d say “WOW”, but in a breathless and intense way.
Luckily for me, I get more than one word to describe to you how breath taking, awing, and moving this book was.
Though true to form, I’ll have a difficult time expressing my love.
This book is a fresh breath of air.
Now, I’m not much for contemporary books, but holy moly, was this book amazing.
At the start of the book, at the first page, you get this gripping feeling that something isn’t right. Even when things are calm there’s this underlying feeling of “What’s going to happen, what’s going to happen…?”
It’s like when you’re watching a crime show, and the detective is slowly approaching a door, that building feeling of disaster about to strike, but in the most intriguing way.
I couldn’t tear my eyes away from Zephyr’s story. To see how love isn’t always the way it’s cut out to be, to see how badly these relationships can go… It wasn’t easy to read, but at the same time it needed to be read.
There is tension from start to finish you’re rooting for Zephyr, you want to know what’s going to happen, but you’re also praying that things go well, but then they don’t and it gets to a point where it is so intense that you don’t realize you’ve been reading for ninety minutes until the bell rings and you’re huddled in a ball of feels.
Here, I have provided some GIFs that hopefully will help you understand how I felt and how much I loved the book:
Phase 1: Curiosity-
And then it turned into:
You know something isn’t right and….
Quickly followed by extreme fangirling and freaking out:
Guys, I am just not capable of describe this book, I cannot do it justice. It’s one of those books you pick up and read and go “The world needs to read this book” BECAUSE IT IS SO RELAVENT and that struggle is real, it is something that happens and just and needs to be talked about, this book highlights a serious problem, making the problem easy to see, understandable, relatable.
It is a beautiful book. One that I personally cannot wait to hit the shelves and see more people talking about because it is truly deserving of a thousand eyes.
Seriously a strong female character and a story with a real struggle just:
Finally, a quote to assure you that this book is the right choice:
About the Author:
Shannon Parker lives on the Atlantic coast with a house full of boys. She’s traveled to over three dozen countries and has a few dozen more to go. She works in education and can usually be found rescuing dogs, chickens, old houses and wooden boats. Shannon has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and ridiculous laughter—ideally, at the same time. The Girl Who Fell
is her first novel. Find her at www.shannonmparker.com
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