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The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
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Jan 20, 2012

really liked it
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Read on January 20, 2012

This reminded me of the Susan Beth Pfeffer books. A mysterious and deadly virus sweeps an isolated island community, and the narrator, Kaelyn, keeps a journal while she navigates her way through life & death circumstances. Crewe's writing style creates an atmosphere of calm foreboding. There are never any high dramatic moments, or hysteria. Everything is described in a clear yet dispassionate way. And I think Kaelyn's character is better for it.

There is heart-break, yet is is also courage and tenacity. Evil people are everywhere, and this type of incident will bring out the worse in them. And again, the portrayal of a government as unsupportive and merciless illustrates the lack of trust and faith we have in them.

Although I liked all of Kaelyn's support crew: Drew, Tessa, Meredith and Gav, I particularly enjoyed learning about Leo, who was absent, and yet always on Kaelyn's mind. His role in helping her survive speaks to the type of boy he is.

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