“Where light shines, darkness disappears.”
Rae wants people to think she is a just a normal teenage girl in high school. She doesn’t think that her story is worth hearing. She’s worried that if anyone knew her situation, she would be rejected. This is a common emotion for any teenage girl, but Rae’s right. Her situation isn’t normal. She asks herself everyday if she should tell or not…
Rae lives in a tiny house with her mom and stepdad. Her stepdad, Dean, definitely carries out the original fairy tale stereotype of step parents. He’s mean. And when I say mean I mean horrible. Rae doesn’t realize that she needs help until it gets really bad and even her beloved poetry doesn’t help her. No, her life isn’t the norm, but everything changes when she meets Nathan…
Nathan is the son of Rae’s favorite author. He’s attractive and funny and sweet. She felt safe and warm and most of all, loved, whenever Nathan was with her. She fell in love quickly and he mirrored her feelings just as easily. Everything seems perfect until Nathan becomes obsessively jealous of Rae’s friendship with Leo.
Leo and Rae have been friends for a very long time. Their relationship is easy and goofy and Rae would easily say he is one of her best friends. This is what bothers Nathan. He doesn’t believe when Rae says that she and Leo are just friends and his jealousy takes over. His new possessive and jealous nature escalates to the point that Rae has nothing but pure fear towards him.
When a horrible event puts Rae in the hospital, she is forced to fight for everything she deserves. So, what exactly does she deserve? Will Rae find her light in her life of darkness? Find out in Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder.
Falling for You is an awesome read for anyone that enjoys a mysterious and sad yet romantic realistic fiction book with lots of OMG moments. Like when I found out what Dean’s plan was, I was shocked and I’m sure you will be too. This book is an absolute page-turner to the point where you finish it in one night. What I really loved about this book is the fact that there were points in the story where I could say that I saw it coming and the next page my jaw would hit the floor. For example, there is a plot twist lurking under your field of imagination that will make you realize that you actually can hate Dean more than you already do. Schroeder puts so much detail throughout this story that you can’t help but put yourself in the Rae’s shoes and feel everything that she feels. I give this book a solid 5 out of 5! I loved it!
Lilly B., EMS Blogger