Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

Tumble & Fall
Good Reads Summary
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world. 

My Thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

TUMBLE AND FALL… It’s a very confusing start and with more than one story line to keep track off, it only got more confusing, that is till I settled into it. And perhaps I liked that aspect of it how the end of the world isn’t just about Romeo and Juliet. The end, apparently, does bring out the oddest of happenings, doesn’t it? 

>There’s Caden and his family; Sienna and hers; then my personal favorite, Zan and her Leo.

They’ve all a past… and none of which were happy ones. But their present is dire and they’re all doing things they wouldn’t normally be doing and it’s in this that a thread is found. There’s this sameness among all of them: a need to be with the one you belong with… though none of them knew exactly where that was at first. So surprisingly, their stories become one of finding their place… as well as the people they belong to.

I enjoyed bits of this even when it was a bit difficult to take in, how oddly they were all being. Sienna especially and her need to make things easier for the rest of them… Why bother indeed?  Zan and her need to see Leo as her one big thing. And it’s being that way that’s she’s unable to move on. And it’s odder stil because the world’s ending, but she’s still not moving forward! Caden had me not caring though… because it’s his story that’s most unbelievable of all: absentee father reappearing, prompting all the right questions from the kid; except a bit later all you get is questions and not much else because he realizes… as they all do, in fact… that they’re not where they’re supposed to be… and then the story becomes something else yet again: more personal but a bit hokey (if I’m being honest) of connections being made, or remade as the case maybe.


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