Review of Falling into Place By Amy Zhang

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang


Review: Not sure how to review this one, I’ll tell you…

It took me awhile to get hooked into the book, but after getting over the imperfect main characters, and figuring out who got the main view point, was great. After reading into the middle of the book I could not put it down.

The best part of the book was how real it was. There was no little miss perfect and her friends, or a really mean girl that you can’t stand. Well maybe a little of mean girl you can’t stand….

But as soon as you hit this point where you start to care for the main character, not because she’s the main character. But because you can see a little of yourself in her or that she was faced with the same things you were faced with growing up. You might even see that Liz had to make the same choices you had to make before or are still making. You might just see that you both chose different, or that you chose the same path.

From this you get to see the real part of the book itself. Not all that fantasy stuff were true love prevails and everything in the world is right. Because you know what it’s not, and Zhang does an amazing job showing us that through Falling into Place.

4 out of 5 stars.

304 pages.

Young Adult. Contemporary. Realistic Fiction. Hard Back.

Published by Greenwillow Books.


Summary: 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.


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