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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Noteworthy Passages: Fall for Anything

Fall for Anything (ARC) by Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub. Date: December 21st, 2010
Pages: 224
Age Level: 15+
From publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Please note that this is an ARC and passages below are subject to change in the final copy.

Synopsis via Goodreads
From the author of Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are comes a gripping story about one girl’s search for clues into the mysterious death of her father.

When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he seemed to find inspiration in everything he saw? And, most important, why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. Culler seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on...but are some questions better left unanswered?

Noteworthy Passages

Eddie; pg. 69
I settle back into the seat, smiling. I roll down the window and let the warm breeze fill the car, even though Milo has the air conditioner cranked. This is good. This feels good.
This is like before.
And then my heart does a complete 180 on the moment and it's like it's too good.
It's too good.
How can things be so good they're bad? That's so stupid. And yet I feel this sadness encroaching, getting close. This isn't good. This is the illusion of good.

Eddie; pg. 133
And then I realize I haven't really thought of him that way in a long time. As the man who laughed and smiled and joked and valued the people he lived with. The man who did every stereotypical father cliche in the book and acted like he loved it. I don't think of him anymore. I buried him. Now it's like I'm looking for answers to a stranger's death and I couldn't tell anyone why it's so important to me, because this stranger didn't do anything for me. He never showed himself to me--this tortured artist, who hated being here so much, who could find no good in anything. He just left, killed himself, and he ruined everything. So why should I care? Why?

Eddie; pg. 182
I'm sitting in a bedroom where the paint is peeling, my arms wrapped around myself. I wonder what happened in this place when it was new. Who lived here and what they did, and were they good people. Were they sad people. Are they dead now. Questions about things that don't matter, so I can push that other question out of my head: was I a good daughter.
It might have been me.
Imagine you're the weight around a person who jumps.


These were some passages that I felt really explored the emotional depth of Fall for Anything and I seriously hope you will take the time to read this amazing novel. If you would like to know more about it you can read my Review.

Thanks for stopping by and remember, I love reading your comments. :D

PLEASE NOTE: This is a feature hosted here at my blog in which I present you with selected passages or quotes that I deem Noteworthy from a book I've just reviewed. My hopes are of course, that these passages will make you want to pick the book up and read it. This feature was started and created by me in January in hopes of making my blog more unique. That being said, I would like to kindly request that you do not use this feature as it was intended to be for my blog only and is not a meme. If you see some one else using it, please know it is without my permission. Thank you.


Mavie said...

Interesting passages you have there! Courtney is known for her ultra amazing powerful awesomness writing, I really should pick this up. :)

Beverly said...

I have this one on my TBR - can't wait to get to it -

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Ok, if these passages don't make someone run out and pick up this book, then they're seriously missing out. Great choices!

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