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Rowe has been homeschooled for the past two years, she was involved in a horrific incident which changed her life forever. But when she goes college she picks one far away from home. Despite the fact that Rowe instantly hates the place, she meets a guy called Nate and begins to fall for him, despite having very conflicting feelings….
The book deals with some serious issues, and Scott writes about these in a sensitive manner yet doesn’t sugarcoat any of it. Instead This Is Falling offers a message of hope to anyone who has been through hard times.
I loved this book. It’s one of the best NA books I’ve read. The characters had so much depth. Nate was presented as the “perfect boyfriend”, however he had his flaws- which I loved. He made mistakes, which made his character even more real. He also had a fantastic relationship with his brother, Ty, which was really explored their in the book. Ty was not just thrown in the novel for no reason, he helped to hold the plot together. The same applies with Cass, Rowe’s roommate/Ty’s girlfriend, who really helped to bring Rowe out of her shell, and they had a great dynamic as friends.
I really enjoy reading about college/university romances as moving away from home is a great way to show how characters act away from their comfort zone. This Is Falling really did that – moving away to college was the best thing Rowe ever did, it allowed her to open up and gain the confidence that she really needed.
Overall, This Is Falling was a book that had my emotions all over the place! I really loved Ginger Scott’s writing style and I can’t wait to read more of her work!