The Way We Fall - Megan Crewe - Hardcover - 309 pages - YA, Science Fiction, Virus Outbreak - Goodreads
When sixteen-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave for school without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again. But then a strange virus begins to sweep through her small island community, infecting young and old alike. As the dead pile up, the government quarantines the island: no one can leave, and no one can come back.
Those still healthy must fight for the island’s dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.
Because how will she go on if there isn’t?
Poignant and dizzying, The Way We Fall is the heart-wrenching story of one girl’s bravery and unbeatable spirit as she challenges not just her fears, but her sense of what makes life worth living.
★★★★☆ 4 1/2 Stars
I actually found the second book in this series first. The description of The Lives We Lost (And the cover) got me! I had to find this one! And this was just as crazy as I thought it might be!
There wasn’t anything that I necessarily disliked about this book. When i first read it, I know that I was head over heels for this book!
What I liked:
- I liked that this story was told in letters! It’s just very unique and I love how we can see that there are events happening within days of each other and we can see how quick paced everything is.
- I like virus outbreaks in general. The idea is scary it’s self, but I like to see what people do when a virus does spread like while wildfire. And I think the actions of almost every character were realistic based on their personalities.
- I liked most the characters and most of the relationships too! I liked Tessa and Kaelyn’s relationship the best. I feel like they had to get over whatever awkwardness they had to make things work and during an time like this, it was the best option.
- I liked that no one was spared and that people could get sick at any moment. Sad but realistic.
- I love that Kaelyn wasn’t white!! I mean, I like when the main character isn’t white in any story, but a good one like this, I like it even more!
What I didn’t like:
- One thing that just wasn’t realistic to me was how Gav got together a group and was finding food to help other people out. It was a very kind hearted action, but in reality, I don’t think that that would happen. I honestly believe that some people might help their neighbor or family, but no one will go around trying to help the entire town. I think that someone will start trying to control the town.
I can’t think of anything else I don’t like besides that, and like I said, I liked this book much more than I didn’t and it’s one of my favorites.
Is it worth a read?
Sure, especially if you’re into this kind of thing!