Saturday, June 25, 2011
Fall for Anything
Title: Fall for Anything
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition
Published:December 21, 2010
Read for Contemps Challenge
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?
So I’ll admit it I have heard of Fall for Anything before but I really wasn’t that excited to read it and honestly if it wasn’t for it being on the Contemps Challenge I don’t think I would have read the book at all.
I absolutely love the cover its what drew me in, the girl on the cover looks sad or in thought its quite lovely.I like the photographs in the background it ties in nicely with the story.
Eddie Reeves' father committed suicide, but she doesn't know why no one really does. There seems to be no reason - he was a famous artist , a talented photographer, and had a loving family, most importantly her his daughter. Shes obsessed with the why. Her moms extremely depressed so her best friend Beth helps them out, Beth and Eddie don’t get along. Her best friend, Milo, is always there for her they been friends for the longest. While still in despair about her dad grief Eddie meets Culler, his former student. They form a dangerous attraction and embark on a mission to piece together the broken picture of her father's death.
Her best friend, Milo, is always there for her, perhaps in more ways than Eddie realizes. I liked Milo’s character he was sweet and just wanted what’s best for Eddie. Then theres Culler this dark older mysteries stranger who seems to know a bit more about Eddies dad then she does.Milo is a comfort hes reliable, Culler is new and has a secret. Both care for Eddie.
So I'm kind of on the fence about how I feel about this book I read Courtney Summers’s other book Some Girls Are and I really enjoyed that book despite the subject matter of bulling/mean girls .So I starting reading Fall for Anything excepting to like this book just as much the other but I just don’t feel the same way.
The book was on such a raw topics its all about the aftermath of a suicide and how it affects every close to you. Despite the fact that I wasn’t crazy about the book it was defiantly moving and a decent read 3/5