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They All Fall Down

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  5,079 ratings  ·  771 reviews
Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination in this YA psychological thriller that will have readers' hearts racing right till the very end!

Every year, the lives of ten girls at Vienna High are transformed.

All because of the list.

Kenzie Summerall can't imagine how she's been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average li
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Delacorte Press
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Laura I was lucky enough to find this book at an Ollies store for $2.99. Let me say it's completely worth buying it. I don't often keep a lot of my books, b…moreI was lucky enough to find this book at an Ollies store for $2.99. Let me say it's completely worth buying it. I don't often keep a lot of my books, but this is one I won't be giving away any time soon! (less)

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Mar 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cillian by: A dinner plate
3.5 stars.

I lost an eyeball to excessive eye rolling; I better stop before I lose the other one which, given my current predicament, it's my most valued possession.

I really enjoyed this book, it was a fun, fast read, but beware: suspension of disbelief is a major requirement to enjoy it.
If only I'd known that before I lost my eyeball.

As smart and level-headed as Kenzie was, she was also monumentally stupid. As hot-tempered and vocal as she was, she was also pretty passive.
Infuriatingly passive.
1.5 star

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I thought I had topped my levels of sheer absurdity with Dear Killer, but, as it turns out, They All Fall Down was more than willing to put up a really great fight, and thus, ended up taking the cake for the most preposterous, ridiculous, inane, insipid and laughably vacuous book I've read in quite some time.

The entire premise of this book is insanely misogynistic, and in spite of the author's best efforts to change that by adding a twist to the purpose of the list towards the end,
Anatea Oroz
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

I was a little afraid to pick this one up as the description says "Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination". I'm glad I didn't think this book had much in common with PLL because after Get Even by Gretchen McNeil, I don't think I'd be able to handle it. I liked that it had a Final Destination feel, but for me, it was more like a mix between The List by Siobhan Vivian and R.L. Stine's Fear Street books. But nonetheless, it was a
Aj the Ravenous Reader

They All Fall Down is a psycho-thriller that is a little juvenile, a bit dark and a bit comic although I wish the comic element was more. Nonetheless, it was quite entertaining. I’m glad I didn’t expect more because the cover alone already foreshadows the story’s out-turn. That way, I was able to enjoy reading the book.

At the surface, the plot is supposedly about Mackenzie making it to the list of the top ten hottest girls in school. But to make it fair to Kenzie, she thinks the list is stupid
I'm a huge PLL fan (or so I was until things started to get too out of hand lol) and when I first read the premise to this book, I couldn't wait to dive into it and spend a few hours bathing in thrilling climax, eating ice-cream and solving mysteries.
*kicks chair*
I tried so much to like this book, I swear. But I just couldn't. A bit boring, predictable, eye-rolling and messy, it left me with a stranger frustration and insatisfaction that rarely accompany me after I finish a thriller/mystery nove
Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
“I don't want to fear life -- I want to live it.”

I have to say this was a cover buy for me. I still think the cover is awesomely cheesy. I like tacky, what can I say/

I feel torn on this book. On the one hand, the book was stupid fun and mildly entertaining. On the other hand, most of the characters were idiots and the protagonist was extremely frustrating. This is a book when you must set aside your brain for awhile. I don't always feel like sitting down and analyzing a book to deat
Stephanie Ward
'They All Fall Down' is a gripping and fast-paced young adult thriller that will have the reader on the edge of their seat and guessing until the very end. The book tells the story of Kenzie Summerall, our geeky Latin-speaking heroine - and how her life is irrevocably changed by a simple list of ten names. The list is composed of the ten hottest girls at Vienna High, as voted by the guys at the school. When Kenzie finds out that she not only made the list, but was voted in at fifth place, she's ...more
alana ♡
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller, mystery
“I don’t want to fear life—I want to live it.”
Rating: 1.5/5 stars

We'll keep this one on the short side so we can all continue to merrily go about our Sunday. To put it plain and's a no from me. Ultimately, what hooked me on this story was that it was pitched as Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination and once upon a time I was a sucker for both of those. So, when a good ol' deal from Book Outlet was happening and I was able to get this book for a couple bucks I figured I might as
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read as digital ARC.

They All Fall Down is like The List and Death Bell, the Korean horror film, combined--aka exactly what the doctor ordered. Couldn't put it down.
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4.5/5 :)

     Every girl would die to be on the list.
     Every girl on the list would die…


This book turned out WAY better than I had expected. Although it didn't really stand out to me that much and I almost forgot about it, it had a good plot, interesting characters, and an unexpected ending.
I honestly shouldn’t have read this in the middle of the night…

“They’re out there … killing.” His voice is cold, his eyes dead. “Unless we stop them.”

May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
There's a curse.
There's a killer.
There's a very bizarre coincidence.

They All Fall Down is quite a page turner! This is a thriller with ominous, fatalistic undertones that also explores themes of death, loss, fear, objectifying women, popularity and high school social structures, and it does it in a clever, not too obvious way. A fun, intense read that is also surprisingly unnerving at times and it keeps you guessing until the very end.

Kenzie's junior year promises to be the greatest one yet.
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book review from my blog:

As soon as I read the blurb of this book and saw that it is likened to Pretty Little Liars, I knew that I must get my hands on it! If you're a massive Pretty Little Liars fan and are suffering from the show's long hiatus (#thestruggleisreal), you should definitely pick up this book because it is a fantastic psychological thriller and a perfect October/Halloween read.

They All Fall Down follows the story of Kenzie Summerall, a high-
Oct 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
They All Fall Down contains tension and scary moments in spades. The jacket copy compares this book to the film Final Destination and y'all, I am totally going to have to agree. If you like the sort of book or movie where characters get knocked off one by one then I am almost 100% positive you will love reading They All Fall Down, so fans of Ten by Gretchen McNeil, take note this is the book for you.
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I'm convinced it is impossible to roll your eyes so much that they roll out of your head. Be sure to read this book if you want to test my hypothesis.

Kenzie's life has been uneventful for the last two years since her brother died, but everything changes when she's fifth on....the list. dun dun dun.....

Now, people who've apparently liked her for five suddenly start hitting on her, her 'best' friend pulls her to events she knows Kenzie isn't interested in, bad boys start confiding in her... and a
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
**4.5 Stars

They All Fall Down was one of my most anticipated reads of the fall and I’m happy to say that it didn’t disappoint. It was just as thrilling and haunting as I was expecting.

Kenzie Summerall is just an average high school girl, until The List, which consists of the school’s ten hottest girls, comes out and then everything in her life changes. All of the sudden she’s popular and everyone wants to be her friend, which isn’t too horrible. But then weird things starts to happen and suddenl
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wishlist
Love love this book! I couldn't put it down, it was amazing! I loved the twist at the end. It was kind of like another book I read, where they had a pretty list, but this book was totally different! It combined all my favorite genres! A must read! ...more
Feb 09, 2014 marked it as underdogs
[]...Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination in this YA psychological thriller...

Come at me, bro. ;)
“I don’t want to fear life—I want to live it.”
― Roxanne St. Claire, They All Fall Down

I had looked forward to this one. While I did not hate it, (Goodreads NEEDS a 1-10 rating scale!) I did not love it.

They all fall down is a mystery revolving around Kensey, a student. Shy and intelligent, she is in shock when she finds she has made it onto a select school list titled the "hottie" list.

At first she is not thrilled but as she begins to be noticed by guys, including someone she'd long been attract
— nova
Sep 19, 2018 marked it as dnf
Well that didn’t last long. Reeked of insta-love and a love triangle.
Minjae Kim
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked the cover. I had gotten the book today and read it during school. It was a good read.
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Would you feel proud of yourself if you went from average girl to number five on the list of the hottest girls at school? Kenzie Summerhall is surprised to say the least, but that doesn't prevent her from taking advantage of the perks of being considered a hottie: new friends, nice guys, cool parties.

What makes this book entertaining is that things are not as simple as they seem to be and as some girls from the list die because of freak accidents Kenzie wonders whether it is worth it at all.Ther
Lilli Gilliam
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Elle G.
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
:: 4 Pretty Little Stars ::

I first picked up this book because of the cover. I mean it screamed “READ ME”. And also, the blurb pulled me in too. After all, I am a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars and Scream Queens. So, did this book accomplish what I had hoped? Overall, yes it did. I found it to be not only enjoyable but creepy and fun as well. However, I wish the book STAYED creepy. I wasn’t really a fan of the ending or what was really killing off these girls. I can’t go into details because
I should have guessed that this book was going to be ridiculously weird because of the cover. It was simply pointless. There was too much craziness caused by "the list" for me to possibly take.

One of the most infuriating part of the book was the characters. My guess is I wasn't into the misunderstood bad boy thing. Yes, I had a problem with Levi character. Or maybe I have read too many books about supposedly bad boys who actually have a heart of gold. blah blah blah... I just couldn't take it a
Vanessa J.
Apr 26, 2015 marked it as thank-you-but-no-thank-you
You know when you have a new book in your thank-you-but-no-thank-you shelf when a synopsis like this appears:

Kenzie Summerall can't imagine how she's been voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, but when she lands at number five, her average life becomes dazzling. Doors open to the best parties, new friends surround her, the cutest jock in school is after her.

This is the power of the list. If you're on it, your life changes.

Stupidity all over the way. I don't care if the rest of the sy
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
3.7/5 ~ Much credit to this book that got me out of my reading slump, thank you!! Sometimes all you need to do is read a teen horror/mystery that surprisingly turns into a page turner and an exciting adventure😉
My Deep and Thoughtful Thoughts on They All Fall Down:

I really was really very concerned that I was going to sprain something rolling my eyes so much during this book. I love my paranormal/fantasy/You've Got to Stretch Your Imagination to Enjoy This-style books, but the shit I encountered within the pages of They All Fall Down was so far-fucking-fetched that my rainbow unicorn and my Griffin both fell to the ground in fits of uncontrollable laughter.

Yet again, the reader is given a heroine who i
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Non semper ea sunt quae videntur
Things are seldom what they seem

Last year and earlier this year I binged on horror movies and a majority of them were pretty awful but awful that’s so good they were great.

I watched a movie about a killer turkey, you guys. A killer goddamn turkey. And it was absolutely fantastic because it made no kind of sense.

This book reads like a teen horror movie and actually boasts that it’s Pretty Little Liars meets Final Destination. Now I’ve never seen Pretty Little Liars
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's a 4.5! I absolutely loved the story, but it just lacked a tiny bit more to be actually a 5.

Okay, why not a 5? I kind of knew who was behind all this mess. So, for a mystery, this sure is predictable. Another reason would be that some parts of this were truly cliche. I would like a bit more of originality, please.

What did I like? OOooh. The Latin component of this book sure is a nice twist. Adds a few more layer into the story, and made it more fun. I like how ancient this language is, which
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Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
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They All Fall Down is the perfect read for this upcoming Halloween night. It has the mystery of weird "accidental" deaths and the scary factor of being the possible next target that all
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