By: Melanie | September 2, 2014 | (40) Comments

Why Falling Into Place is fabulous (+ giveaway + why you should read it)Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Drama, YA
Pages: 304
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On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now.

How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect?

Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.

Before I get crackin’, here’s the proper review of Falling into Place by Amy Zhang here (which was reviewed by the lovely Celine and FYI, she gave it 5 stars).

I cannot even remember the day when I first found out about this book but I have been excited ever since, and I was surely not disappointed. Falling Into Place is one of those books that simultaneously punch you in the gut whilst it digs a deep hole into your heart. Yeah, it’s one of those books.

It even makes you think about all the deep stuff about life. *shudders*

Anyway, moving on. Here’s why Falling Into Place is fabulous:

1. The author shares the same last name as me, therefore, she’s my long lost older sister and meaning that this book is fabulous by family connection. I’m fabulous meaning Amy Zhang is fabulous meaning the book is fabulous seeing as Amy Zhang gave birth to this book. IT MAKES SENSE, AND NO ONE CAN DENY IT.

*hair flip*

2. The writing is beautiful. It’s raw and makes your heart feel empty. In a good way of course.

3. The narrator is unique. It becomes quite evident in the first few pages that this narrator is not your usual narrator and I truly loved it. And of course, I won’t tell you who it is because I’m mean like that.

4. The author is still currently in high school. I actually didn’t know this until after I finished the book and when I did discover this fact, mind = blown.

Like SHE’S IN HIGH SCHOOL. How bloody awesome is that? *squeals* High school-er pride.

5. Lastly, this book will make you sad and happy at the same time when you finish. It’s one of those books that are just so depressing but beautiful and somewhat happy in a twisted way (damn, that was a mouthful). I guess this is also my warning to you that this is bleak novel, so if that isn’t your cup of tea, be warned.

And now to celebrate Amy Zhang and her book’s fabulousness (and mine of course), it’s giveaway time!


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1. No cheating. Duplicate entries will be removed and you will be disqualified.

2. YA Midnight Reads is not responsible for any lost items.

3. This giveaway is INTL as long as The Book Depository ships to you.

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40 Responses to Why Falling Into Place is fabulous (+ giveaway + why you should read it)

  1. It sounds like an amazing love story and I always love books with math or physics or something like that; if they’re well done, it makes them really special to me 🙂

  2. THIS BOOK WAS INCREDIBLE. Definitely one of my favourites that I’ve read this year. I absolutely devoured it, and this review pretty much covers all my thoughts on it. Personally I hoped that the narrator had been explained more — but really, this book was amazing. <3 Great review!
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  3. Mai Tran says:

    I’d love to read this book since I’m intrigued by the title and the creative cover!

  4. I’d love to read this book because you did a wonderful review and it really convinced me to go and read this book. Celine’s review was great, as well. Plus the title is quite intriguing! 😉
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  5. IS SHE A HIGHSCHOOLER?! Omgosh wow! Makes me feel like I’ve done nothing with my life hahaha :'(
    I really want to read this book because Alana read and LOVED it. She’ll be reviewing it on the blog soon and I want to read it myself as well! Thanks for the lovely giveaway Mel, and I’m so glad you enjoyed this one so much xx
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  6. Everybody left and right are telling that this is a must read. I, however, was not prepared to know that she is still in high school. What a feat!
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  7. It want it most for the pure feeling a new book gives you, making you crave to have it, just because the way it is described to you, reader, is fantastic.

    Thank you for giving up this chance!
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  8. Wow I really must read this now, I am curious to see what the fuss is about and written by a high school girl. Impressive!
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  9. Siiri says:

    Hahaha! I’m glad you found your long lost sister 😀 LOL! Unique narrators ftw! I love them and wow! I don’t remember if Celine mentioned her still being in HS but w-whh-whaaaat?! That’s so wicked cool! I’m so glad you loved this book too, Melanie 🙂

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  10. Laura says:

    Wow, I am impressed that the author is still in high school. You go girl! I am dying to read this!
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  11. Tanja says:

    Well as you say “(it) simultaneously punch you in the gut whilst it digs a deep hole into your heart.” and I say – IT’S MY KIND OF BOOK. I love the sound of this one and lol that first gif has got me into stitches! But it’s quite cool that you share the last name 😉 I love the sound of narration here too. Thanks for the giveaway too. Great post, Mel 🙂
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  12. I loved this book so much! I’d love a copy on my shelves! 😀
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  13. Jill the OWL says:

    I want to read this book because I have heard NOTHING but good about it. The emotional impact of it sounds amazing, and I love books that grab me emotionally and don’t let go. This sounds like that.

  14. Carl says:

    I’ve heard how great this book is from multiple sources and yet this is the first copy I’ve seen in a giveaway. I was also unaware that the author is in high school, that’s pretty amazing alright. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  15. Megan says:

    Wow, the author is only in high school. That’s crazy. I would love to try this one.
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  16. I’d not heard all that much about this one until I received a copy to review. I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed it so much. I’m hoping I do as well! And the fact that it’s from a high-schooler…awesome.
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  17. Valerie says:

    I WANT TO WRITE A BOOK NOW. Just kidding. I’ll stick to reading. But wow that’s impressive! I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since hearing about it just because 1) the cover looks cool and 2) the vibe I get from this book, I don’t know, it just sounds so philosophical and deep. I really want to try it out!

    Thanks for the giveaway and ALL THE REASONS I MUST READ IT post Mel! 😀
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    • Dorie says:

      ahh, these colours!! are there any that do#3s&en9;t suit you?? 🙂 you are very good at mixing them too… and do you find that all colours look so much better on you since you have black hair? i seemed to get away with almost any colour when I had dark hair…:-)

  18. Woah, she’s in high school still? I feel so unaccomplished. ahha But seriously, I would love this book because some of my all-time favorite novels sound like this- difficult and emotional to read, but wonderful at the same time.
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  19. Thanks for the giveaway, Melanie! I can’t wait to read this one and encounter the beautiful and unique aspects that you have talked about here. I read a bit of her writing in her previous series (with the two soul thing?) and it really was lyrical. I’m curious how she’ll play her hand into something more contemporary!
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  20. WOOHOO YOU’RE RELATED TO AN AWESOME AUTHOR. That’s totally legit. I accept that theory. I’ve seen a few people actually already confusing Amy Zhang with Kat Zhang. (I may or may not *cough* er, have said the wrong one myself.) BUT ANYWAY.
    I love that the author is a teen, though! I mean, woooooot!!! Most teen author books that I’ve read have been actually sadly lacking. 😐 But this was a gorgeous debut AND such a good story. ^_^
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  21. Nara says:

    Seriously, when I found out that Amy Zhang was still in high school I was like O___O because holy crap her book is amazing. It seriously doesn’t even seem like a debut novel, let alone a debut novel by a teenager!
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  22. Courtney says:

    I love YA contemporary and this sounds like a great one! I’m intrigued by the unusual narrator and can’t wait to read!!

  23. I don’t know about this book! It reminds me of Side Effects May Vary, which I decided not to read since unlikeable MCs aren’t my thing. Will have to think about this one!
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  24. This sounds awesome!! I can’t wait to read it myself!! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
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  25. Definitely have to admit, this book sounds really interesting. I have such a love/hate relationship with books that make you want to cry and are beautiful at the same time. However I will be adding this to my to read list, thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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  26. Wait wait wait… you’re telling me, that Amy Zhang, the author of Falling into Place, IS IN HIGH SCHOOL?! WHAT THE HELL. THAT IS FREAKING AMAZING! I loved this book so much and I really hope a copy reaches a safe new home because everyone needs this story in their lives.
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  27. Camille Galvez says:

    The story is close to reality. Of the way the people think now a days when in a very sad moment of their lives you just think that the world is better off without. I feel that sometimes. So I’m looking forward for this.

  28. Michelle Lee says:

    I want Falling Into Place because I’m a huge bookworm. I’ve heard so many people raving about this book, so I was interested in what the big deal was. After reading the synopsis of the story, I thought “Wow, I really want to read this book!” I’ve read great reviews saying this book was incredible and utterly compelling. So thank you for this amazing giveaway! I hope I get the chance to read it!

  29. WOAH WHAT! I can’t believe the author is still in high school! I’ve just read this recently and it was SO BEAUTIFUL. There were a few cliches though, but I am so impressed now because it was so creative and wonderful. Lovely competition and quick review Mel!
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  30. It sounds like an amazing and interesting book. Haven’t heard of this before but if I don’t win it, I have to buy it! 😀
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  31. Yun-A says:

    When I first heard about Falling Into Place, it sounded interesting but I don’t like to read sad books. But after reading your review, I really want to read this. And the cover is lovely, as well.

  32. This book sounds so amazing and everyone seems to love it and I can’t wait to read this. Thank you so much for giving a copy away.
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  33. Clarisse says:

    There are a lot of good reviews about this book! And it sounds so great. I also read your review and knew that the author is a highschool student! Like WHAAAAT?! That was amazing. I can’t wait to dive into this book, head first! x
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  34. Lori says:

    The cover looks so intriguing! I’d love to read this book!

  35. Zaira F says:

    I’m so so curious about this book! I’ve been hearing lots of good things especially about the writing style! And also… THE AUTHOR IS IN HIGH SCHOOL OMG???!!?!

  36. Chenise J. says:

    The premise sounds unique for its genre and I’m always on the look out for stories that bring something different and interesting to the table. It also helps that I’ve been hearing mostly amazing things about this book!

  37. E.Bonita says:

    I heard a Lot of Good Things about This book, i love before i fall by Lauren Oliver so much. People Said that This book has the same meaning and feels With the book, so I really Want to read it

  38. Alyssa says:

    I’m a sucker for beautifully written books, and I feel like I would definitely love this book since it tackles different aspects in life. So yeah, I just simply love novels of that kind.

  39. _Sandra_ says:

    First of all, I heard great things about this book from people who’ve already read it. And also, I’m such a fan of amazingly written contemporary books and I think this is one of them.
    Thanks for a chance to win it! 🙂

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