Blog Tour: The Girl Who Fell

Posted January 13, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments

Blog Tour: The Girl Who Fell

Blog Tour: The Girl Who FellThe Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker
Published by Simon Pulse on March 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: ebook
Source: Free for Review
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three-half-stars

His obsession.Her fall.
In this dark kissing book, 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, andÂ…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 itÂ’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

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I don’t know what to say about this book. It seems horrible to say that I loved it because it covers such a terrible subject. When you want to rant and rave and scream about a book, its hard when its about an ugly subject. It’s hard to make people understand that the book is great because of the subject matter, not in spite of it. Difficult topics are what makes reading interesting and important.

To be completely honest, though, I didn’t love this book. However, I respected it. It’s well written, it’s a very easy, engaging read and most importantly, it’s an essential book for teenage girls. What happens in this book isn’t pretty. Alec and Zee’s relationship escalates quickly from a close friendship to romance to something much darker. It is very realistic and it’s very hard to watch.

So why didn’t I love it. I’m going on and on about what a great, important book this was. Why wasn’t it for me? I wish I knew. Sometimes there’s a great book and you know its great when you are reading it but it’s just not the book for you. I really wanted to like this one. It just didn’t make me feel anything. I think that this is the sort of book that should make you feel… something… and it really missed that for me. That emotional response piece isn’t something that I can pinpoint. It’s intangible. It’s not something that I can define. It just wasn’t there for me.

Despite my weird, indescribable, hesitancy with this book, I still think you should read it.  Give this book a chance and let me know what you think about it!

shannon

Author Info:

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

Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

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TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Jan 12: Blessie @ Mischievous Reads Dreamcast
Wednesday, Jan 13: Emily @  Emily Reads Everything Review
Thursday, Jan 14: Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles Tour Group’s Favorite Quotes
Friday, Jan 15: Tika @ Fangirl Confessions Movie Playlist
Saturday, Jan 16: Kristen @ My Friends Are Fiction Review
Sunday, Jan 17: Melanie @ One Less Lonely Blog Review + Interview
Monday, Jan 18: Cyra @ Rattle The Pages Review + 5 Reasons You Need to Read TGWF
Tuesday, Jan 19: Jocelyn @ Novels and Necklaces Interview
Wednesday, Jan 20: Cat @ Let the Pages Reign Review
Thursday, Jan 21: Aentee @ Read at Midnight 5 Ways TGWF Destroyed YA Tropes + iPhone Wallpapers
Friday, Jan 22: Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles Review + Interview
Saturday, Jan 23: Joey @ Another After Thought Review
Sunday, Jan 24: Stefani @ Caught Read Handed Review + Interview
Monday, Jan 25: Hanna @ Two Sister’s Blogging Review
Tuesday, Jan 26: Michella @ YA Books Girl Review + Playlist
Wednesday, Jan 27: Michelle @ Dreaming of Alba Review
Thursday, Jan 28: Jamie @ Books and Ladders Review + Interview
Friday, Jan 29: Eileen @ BookCatPin Review
Saturday, Jan 30: Brian @ Brian’s Book Thoughts Review
Sunday, Jan 31: Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler Review + Interview

three-half-stars

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2 responses to “Blog Tour: The Girl Who Fell

  1. Ooh, this definitely sounds like a book that wasn’t your cup of tea! I’ve heard many great things about it though, so I will definitely check it out once it releases. As a teenage girl myself (lol), I’m hoping the messages this book delivers will resonate more with me. 🙂 However, I’m still glad you could appreciate it!

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