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We All Fall Down by Eric Walters
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, children-s-fiction, top-books, crime-mystery-suspense, one-hit-wonders, historical
Read 2 times. Last read September 3, 2017.

We All Fall Down by Eric Walters is a tale of struggle in a fictional version of a real event.

Warning: Spoilers below.

Eric Walters came to my elementary school (yeah, I feel old, I read this YEARS ago initially) and brought a giant amount of his books. I ended up reading quite a bit by him and I wish I could find more because I remember loving him. The worst part about this book for me (back in the day of course) was one of my bullies in school did a book review on it as well and used his book review to make fun of me for reading the book. Which basically left me with a sour taste in my mouth for this book (despite it not being this book's fault).

But now for the real review...

This book is sad. Really sad. But when you look at the events it is based off of, it's understandable why it's so sad. Especially when it's introducing a young audience to such a big event! But I think Eric did a great job with this novel. When I first read this book when I was younger I did NOT understand how big this event was. I was pretty young and didn't understand what explosions and twin towers were (I was more focused on Power Rangers, Sailor Moon and if there was a new Disney movie coming out). Having this book and having conversations with my parents, teachers and classmates involving this situation was a BIG step for me - and I applaud this book for making it possible.

Overall, this is a unique book. I like that it brings tough events up to a younger audience and leaves room for conversations. Is it totally realistic? Absolutely not. Did it need to be? No. As a kid, I don't think I would have been prepared for these characters to die - I couldn't contemplate death. Having bad things happen within the realm of reality was a much better alternative.

This book isn't just made for kids as I keep saying, but as someone who read it as an adult and as a child, I truly respect it. It's hard to write a book about real events, have it written in a respectful and truthful way, and have it be good. Good job Eric!

Five out of five stars.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
January 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
December 8, 2015 – Shelved
December 8, 2015 – Shelved as: fiction
December 8, 2015 – Shelved as: children-s-fiction
December 8, 2015 – Shelved as: top-books
June 25, 2016 – Shelved as: crime-mystery-suspense
June 25, 2016 – Shelved as: one-hit-wonders
September 3, 2017 – Started Reading
September 3, 2017 – Shelved as: historical
September 3, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Candace Fantastic review, Briar! :)


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