Thursday, June 4, 2015

Review: Falling into Place

The book title falls perfectly -- but the story falls flat.

Liz decides to kill herself on the anniversary of her father's death. She crashes her car down a cliff, thinking that her absentee mother and friends wouldn't miss her. Is suicide ever the way out?

The story is told by the point-of-view of her imaginary childhood friend (a first for me too). But no matter how many flashbacks and insides of Liz we are provided, she is an unlovable character. She bullies other school mates, drinks until she throws up all the time, coerces others into drinking and bulimia, posts horrible embarrassing videos of her crushes. 

All in all, I was just waiting for the machine to __________


  1. Hmm... I could understand her doing that if she was in pain, but persuading others to act like she did is not cool.