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While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty
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Aug 02, 2009

really liked it

If you’ve read The Rest of Her Life, you already know that Laura Moriarty has such an easy command of language that not a lot needs to happen in her books for them to seem gripping. While I’m Falling is no exception. To over simplify, a college student, Veronica, struggles with a pre-med course load and her parents divorced resulting from her mother’s indiscretion. Veronica makes one bad choice after another over the course of a pretty crappy weekend. Her mom, Natalie, is reeling from the financial consequences of the implosion of her marriage. In the hands of lesser authors the story reads like chick lit, but Moriarty’s rendition focuses more on the complex relationships within families mostly that of a mother and a mature daughter.
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