FALLEN BY EMILY CLARK *REVIEW
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Synopsis:Julie Anderson never wanted to leave her life and friends behind in Connecticut, but when her father gets a new job in Texas she discovers her destiny.When she meets the devilishly fallen angel, Nick Landers, her life begins to unravel. Nick is different from the other boys and seems to have an unhealthy obsession with her. Julie soon learns that Nick has taken an oath never to fall in love with a human being. Despite Nick’s irrational behavior , Julie finds herself falling for him. When Julie’s mother is killed in a car wreck, Julie realizes her own life is at risk and only fate will decide whether Nick kills or protects her.
When Julie’s dad gets a new job, they relocate to Texas. To say Julie does NOT want to leave her home in Connecticut and move would be an understatement. She is leaving her best friend and possible boyfriend. The high school her parents have enrolled her in in Texas is a private, upper class school, and she doesn’t fit in with her all black wardrobe. She is, however, happy to find on her first day a kindred soul – another person who doesn’t fit in. Together, they meet for coffee, smoke cigarettes and talk about boys. Especially one in particular – Nick.
“The Fallen” is a definite YA book and deals with issues concerning today’s teens. I really like the way her cutting problems were addressed and Julie’s own feelings. I thought the author treated the parents as almost a nonentity. Even after the cutting scare, they were never around. Is yoga really more important than your daughter? If your child is obviously having problems, why is she always alone in her room? I mean ALWAYS.
The book is mostly written in conversation. Normally I would like this as I don’t particularly care for a page written to describe what someone is wearing. However, at times it was hard to figure out who was saying what. And there often wasn’t much notification when the “scenes” were changing. As a warning, this book ends on a cliff hanger.