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Dare to Fall

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  1,386 ratings  ·  229 reviews
A brand new book from the internationally bestselling author of Did I Mention I Love You

The higher the stakes, the greater the fall.

MacKenzie Rivers knows the kind of impact death can have on those it leaves behind. She's felt that grief firsthand. So when Jaden, her crush and almost-boyfriend, loses his parents in a car accident, MacKenzie steps back. It might not be the
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 4th 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire
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Manon I don't know, but I hope so. I would like to know <spoiler> how Holden's life will evolve and how the Hunters (Dani and the grandparents) will…moreI don't know, but I hope so. I would like to know <spoiler> how Holden's life will evolve and how the Hunters (Dani and the grandparents) will overcome the situation. </spoiler> I still have a lot of questions and I would like to have some answers.(less)
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Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
„Falling: Ich kann dich nicht vergessen„ von Estelle Maskame klang nach einer locker-leichten Geschichte, die an der Highschool angesiedelt ist und einfach die perfekte Lektüre für diese Jahreszeit ist. Ich habe die „Dark Love“ Trilogie der Autorin nicht gelesen, allerdings bin ich mir relativ sicher, dass diese mehr in die Richtung New Adult geht, aber bei diesem Buch sind die typischen Elemente dieses Genres jedenfalls nicht zu finden. Obwohl es einige Problempunkte in diesem Buch gibt und nat ...more
Janay Brazier
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Estelle's writing. It flows so well and has me hooked in from the start every time. I still think I prefer the DIMILY series but this is a fantastic story. I love the characters and there are so many emotions within this book, it's unreal. Another brilliant read by a truly talented author.
Meh. No es mal libro pero a mi personalmente ya me aburren este estilo de historias. No me transmitió nada y los personajes me daban igual. Me gustó que tratara temas relevantes como el alcoholismo y la pérdida de familiares. Y también me encantó que la protagonista tenga dos mejores amigos varones y heterosexuales con los que en ningún momento se insinúa un romance. Después de eso pasó sin pena ni gloria pero si buscan un romance adolescente para entretenerse, este les va a venir como anillo al ...more
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Dare to Fall is a YA contemporary based on teens dealing with tragedy and loss. Sadly, it doesn't ever really fulfil its destiny or have enough depth to be effective, and while I enjoyed parts of it, overall I found it very underwhelming.

I picked this up because I do love an emotional gut-ripper now and then, and YA contemporarys that sound like they'll achieve this for me feature regularly on the wheel of genres I like to rotate. Unfortunately, this was not the book I was looking for. It had th
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dare to Fall is one of those perfect YA romance contemporaries that you find yourself becoming completely engrossed in. From the romance, to the drama, the twists and the more serious aspects, it was completely addictive.

Whilst this is a romance novel, serious topics aren't shied away from and are dealt with realistically and delicately. There is an overall theme of grief and how people cope with that in different ways. Each character dealing with grief has their own way of dealing with it. Some
Dora (d_ireadromance)
I’m going to start of by saying how much this authors writing has developed from DIMILY. I was sucked in from the beginning like I knew I would. I am blown away by the age of the author and the many different hard topics this book touched upon. They were written so delicately and so nicely. MacKenzie is so straightforward and brave, which I love. Jaden is just everything lol. I can’t rave enough about this book without saying too much because it’s a must read.
Leah City of Words and Pages
Ich muss sagen, dass ich doch etwas enttäuscht von Estelle Maskame bin ...
Das Buch war jetzt nicht schlecht, aber irgendwie hat einfach was gefehlt.

Es ist eine süße Geschichte mit auch ernsteren Themen, allerdings würde ich sagen: das Buch ist wahrscheinlich auch eher was für jüngere Leser/innen.

Und ich finde es blöd, dass es keinen Epilog o.ä. gibt!
Esmeralda Sempere
Ha sido un libro que ha rasgos general me ha gustado, pero la verdad es que siento que al libro le ha costado arrancar. El libro evoluciona y las últimas 150 paginas han sido mis favoritas. Es un poco lento y bueno los protagonistas no me han trasmitido mucho la verdad.

Mackenzie es una chica que bueno por un problema de su pasado tiene en casa una situación complicada pero es que es muy extremista a la par que para mi gusto exagerada. Y Jaden, no sé es un buen chico y tal pero no me ha consegui
Maggie • Library of Colors
DNF @ 40%

I think I got through far enough to decide I didn't want to keep going and rate it. The story wasn't bad, it was just flat. Bland characters, bland writing, just... bland. I was reading another book at the same time, and it was so much more in depth.
Voor mij was dit een tegenvaller. Het verhaal kabbelde een beetje voort, was vrij snel duidelijk hoe het zou lopen en het einde is wel erg open. Nee, helaas niet mijn soort boek
Monica Haak
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een heerlijk boek. Leest fijn weg en heeft mooie momenten. Het einde vind ik wel te abrupt en open, jammer.

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Nov 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Dare to Fall is about Mackenzie Rivers, a seventeen year old high school student living in a small town in Colorado. She and her best friends, Will and Holden, are hanging out in Dairy Queen one Sunday night when Mackenzie sees Danielle (Dani) Hunter there. Mackenzie has been avoiding Dani and her twin brother, Jaden, since their parents died last year.

The reason is way, way less scandalous than you think. She's so used to the grief in her own family (complete with hackneyed plot regarding a par
I really liked the simple, elegant front cover of this book so decided to try it. I devoured the book and finished it in less than two days.

This book explores different characters coping in very different ways with grief from losing their loved ones. The two main characters are the protagonist, McKenzie and her long-time crush (and boyfriend), Jaden. McKenzie struggles to cope with the loss of her sister, Grace, who was stillborn whilst Jaden and his sister, Danielle, try to overcome their grief
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
Actual rating 3,5⭐
I really really liked this book! I loved the characters and I liked how the idea was a little different than other YA novels that I’ve read. My only problem was that all the drama in this book was always resolved quickly. Also the ending didn’t give me as much answers as I would have wanted.
But I have to admit that I really love Estelle Maskame’s books!!
Samantha (WLABB)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

When the Hunter twins' parents were killed in an automobile accident, Kenzie abandoned them. Not because she was heartless, but rather, because she was already drowning in her own family's grief, and could not handle anymore. But she made a choice, after a year, she thought it was time to reconnect with the twins, and this effort might actually open her pathway to healing.

This was a really beautiful portrait of grief and mourning. Both families were dealing with loss, but they
Alicia Cruz
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tengo que admitir que aún no he terminado la trilogía Love You y me he sumergido en la nueva historia de la autora, pero pensé que como no tenían nada que ver, no pasaría nada si aplazaba un poco su lectura. El primer y único libro que leí de Love You me gustó tanto que no me lo pensé dos veces a la hora de pedir su nueva novela, la pluma de la autora me atrapó entonces y me ha vuelto a atrapar ahora, es fantástica.

Puff, quiero destacar una cosa de Holden, uno de los mejores amigos de Mackenzie
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really cute book. I am not a contemporary fan but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it.

The relationship between MacKenzie and Jaden was so cute and I was shipping them from the very first moment.

MacKenzie, Jaden and Danielle are interesting characters and they make the story more and more interesting. You care about them and their journey. This is important because most of the time contemporary books have shallow, whiny and annoying protagonist and it has to change.

All in all, I am impressed.
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Ahh omg, dit boek! Zo goed! Ik vond dit boek echt super, ik vond DIMILY al super, maar dit boek was net zo geweldig en misschien zelfs beter! Het was een heel ander onderwerp, maar eigenlijk net zo heftig. Ik vond het erg luchtig geschreven en het las goed weg! Ik vond het wel jammer dat het einde zo open was, maar nu hoop ik heel erg op ene vervolg.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5 sterren. Hoewel ik de schrijfstijl meh vind - houterig en te veel uitroeptekens - en de plot me niet zo wist te grijpen als bij de DIMILY-boeken, vond ik het verhaal wel erg mooi en leest het fijn. Het is allemaal vrij voorspelbaar, maar de uitwerking van de thema’s is erg sterk en dat heeft me aangenaam verrast, zeker omdat het tot een bijzonder einde leidt. Uitgebreide recensie:
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ik had dus totaal geen connectie met de personages. Ze voelden voor mij persoonlijk echt vlak aan. Het verhaal kwam ook totaal niet op gang en als er dan eens interessante thema's aan bod kwamen werd er naar mijn mening erg vlug over gegaan. Dit had echt een gevoelig boek kunnen worden, een tranentrekker zelfs. Maar deze keer heeft Maskame het niet kunnen waarmaken voor mij.. Ik heb mij door de eerste 200 pagina's moeten worstelen, de laatste hoofdstukken waren dan wel weer vlot en goed neergeze ...more
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik vond dit zo’n leuk boek. Ik hield van alle personages en van het verhaal.
Kwante in Wonderland
Voorspelbaar en helaas is de schrijfstijl nog steeds hetzelfde als in de DIMILY serie, recensie volgt zsm op mijn blog.
Sandra Winter
2,5 La autora trata temas muy complicados y en mi opinión no están bien llevados. No he podido empatizar con el drama del libro y tampoco con los personajes.
Val MP
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soy yo la única que piensa que a este libro le falta un capítulo??? Que clase de final es este? Tiene una segunda parte? Es un final abierto? Que carajos paso?
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In het diepe van Estelle Maskame heeft minder indruk gemaakt dan de Did I Mention-serie van deze auteur. Maar dit boek is zeker niet slecht. Een boek vol prachtige onderwerpen als tweede kansen, rouwen en angsten overwinnen.
4+ tähteä

Olen lukenut Estelle Maskamen aiemmin kirjoittaman DIMILY-trilogian, jota pidän erittäin viihdyttävänä YA-draamana, mutta jossa tietyt seikat hiukan ärsyttävät minua. Osa niistä johtunee Maskamen nuoresta iästään. Nyt tartuin innolla tähän Maskamen uusimpaan, itsenäiseen romaaniin Heittäydy, jos uskallat. Toistuisivatko samat maneerit tässä kirjassa, vai olisiko tämä jotain ihan uutta ja virkistävää?

Täytyy heti sanoa, että Maskame on selvästi kehittynyt kirjoittajana ja hionut (kustann
Inhalt:Eigentlich läuft alles gut für Kenzie – sie hat tolle Freunde, schulischen Erfolg, und ihr gutaussehender Exfreund will sie unbedingt zurückerobern. Aber tief innen weiß Kenzie, dass das Wichtigste in ihrem Leben fehlt. Und dass dieses Wichtigste Jaden ist – groß, athletisch, einfühlsam. Vor einem Jahr hatte sie sich unsterblich in ihn und sein schiefes Lächeln verliebt. Bevor ein Schicksalsschlag alles zerstörte. Nun ist Jaden plötzlich wieder da und kämpft um Kenzie. Aber kann sie sich ...more
Apr 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Me ha encantado Jaden, y no puedo decir lo mismo de MacKenzie.
Pero lo que sí puedo decir es que me ha sorprendido gratamente el giro que da, porque me esperaba desde la mitad del libro un triángulo amoroso y estaba poniéndome nerviosita.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een mooi, maar heftig verhaal waarbij ik misschien wat diepgang miste. Het mocht van mij wel wat langer duren zodat er meer aandacht besteed kan worden aan de details. Over het algemeen een fijn verhaal om te lezen.
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finish, nota-3-5
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Estelle Maskame is a novelist from Peterhead in Scotland. After gaining universal acclaim online during her teenage years, she signed a print contract with the Edinburgh-based publisher Black & White Publishing at the age of seventeen. She left school and now writes full-time. Did I Mention I Love You? is her first novel.
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