Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: December 21, 2010
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, YA
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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?
I fall for anything Courtney Summers writes. And this one was no exception.
Eddie Reeves’ father, a legendary photographer, commits suicide but no one knows exactly why. And Eddie wants to know. She wants to know why he left her. Why he left her mother. Why he left the world where he was such a respected photographer. When Eddie begins to believe that she’ll never find out the reason- she meets Culler Evans. Ex-student of her father and photographer himself. Culler seems to know more than anyone has ever known about her father, so she and Culler slowly work their way through uncovering the mystery behind her father’s death. However is she falling for him in the process? Or is she falling for something else that may tear her up forever?
“I’m always leaving, but I never have anywhere to go.”
Fall For Anything, truth be told was a rather typical, average book for the majority of the time. I was not irked by much. Nevertheless, this still is a Courtney Summers book, and she surprised me near the end. Things began to make sense. And Courtney Summers went back to my list evil, crafty authors that I love so much. The main character, Eddie was a rather neutral- though not bland- character compared to Parker and Regina from Courtney’s other novels. Eddie was a passionate and generally relatable character. Her anger and confusion was understandable and helped make this story stronger in several ways. I enjoyed her eagerness for finding answers that no one seems to be keen about and her love for her family was so raw and touching. While Eddie takes her father’s suicide as a mission to be conquered- and closure, her mother takes the issue harshly and becomes completely unstable. The two different reactions were thoroughly intriguing to observe. Though I really wanted Eddie and her mother to help each-other through this endeavour.
I was wholly surprised when Courtney Summers threw in a ‘love triangle’. The word seems rather dirty for this novel, to be truthful. There were two boys and a girl. (Mind blown!) Courtney Summers also seems to be a master of making me root for two boys at the same time. Culler’s passion was one so similar to Eddie’s father and he really seemed to comprehend what Eddie was going through. A definite sweetheart. On the other hand, childhood best friend, Milo was also held a charming personality. His humour and easy dialogue with Eddie sent quite a lot of feels through me. But honestly, Courtney, why are you so good at making such adorable love interests?! You’ll be the death of me one day.
A novel about loss, family and friendship, Courtney Summers hits it home once again with a deep gritty contemporary mystery that I ended up to love. If you haven’t read any Courtney Summers, you’re missing out on so much!
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