Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blog Tour: The Odyssey of Falling

Title: The Odyssey of Falling 
Author: Paige Crutcher 
Synopsis: Meet Odd. Audrey “Odd” Ashworth is an exceptionally bright girl with a sympathetic heart. She’s in the top 4% of her class. She’s obsessed with getting into Manhattan School of Music, committed to following the “signs” the universe delivers, and infatuated with her recently deceased best friend’s boyfriend. Life is a little strange for Odd. Until she finds her best friend’s diary in her crush’s car, and decides to do the bucket list tucked inside the pages. As Odd seeks closure and a way to honor her friend, she discovers there’s nothing wrong with being a little strange, especially if it helps you discover who you were meant to be. Along the way, Odd falls into trouble, adventure, and finally love.

My Review:

The Odyssey of Falling is a soul wrenching tale about discovery, loss and hope that every teenager out there should read because it will help them seeing how today´s society really is. The writing is excellent though I felt the pace was a bit slow and monotonous in some parts. Though is pretty clear Crutcher´s writing style is magnificent, the thing that slowed down the story were the characters, specially everything around Meredith´s death. I really didn´t got her, I kind of understood Audrey´s motivations to start the journey in order to fulfill her best friend´s bucket list.

This story also made me aware that we are living in a countdown, we need to make every second count because in just a moment everything can fall down. We need to enjoy every moment we get because it may be the last one. This may sound pessimistic but in fact it gave me hope because now I am more aware than ever that I need to start living in my own terms. 

The Odyssey of Falling is a new kind of YA read because it will leave a mark on you after you have finished reading it. Highly recommendable read!

I write, read, rock out on my yoga mat, report for Publishers Weekly, and write YA. I play well with words and others, and when I’m not reporting, I daydream excessively before putting words on the page. Sometimes they’re jibberish, sometimes they’re honest in a way that makes me feel a little awkweird, but they always come with a message of hope and love.
More often than not, I’ve got my nose in a book (occasionally while inside my book fort), because inside story is where the magic waits.
But you don’t have to take my word for it.

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