Lissa's Review: Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
PUBLISHER VIA NETGALLEY
PUBLISHER: Spencer Hill Press
RELEASED: February 7th 2017
GENRE: YA, social issues
LENGTH: 250 pages
FORMAT: ebook, paperback
When Savannah Gregory blows out her knee –and her shot at a gymnastics scholarship – she decides she’s done with the sport forever. Without gymnastics, she has more time for her best friend, Cassie. She’s content to let her fun, impulsive best friend plan a memorable senior year. That is, until Cassie tries to kill herself. Savannah wants to understand what happened, but Cassie refuses to talk about it and for the first time, Savannah has to find her own way. The only person she can turn to is Marcos, the boy who saved Cassie’s life. Being with him makes her see who she could be and what she really wants: gymnastics. But Cassie doesn’t approve of Marcos or of Savannah going back to gymnastics, and the tighter she tries to hold onto Savannah, the farther it pulls them apart. Without Cassie to call the shots, Savannah discovers how capable she is on her own—and that maybe her best friend’s been holding her back all along.
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
Lessons in Falling is a coming of age tale of that kind of gets you right in the heart.
Savannah is a gymnast but after an injury, she’s really questioning if she wants to continue on. She’s been doing it her whole life so in all honesty its a part of her. I loved that she was a gymnast. You don’t see very many stories with that background. Throughout this book, there are a ton of ups and downs. From her friend Cassie to the new boy in her life Marcos.
This is Diana Gallagher’s debut into the book world. I think she did a fantastic job with the story. I enjoyed it and I think this is a YA that anyone could really fall into. The only thing for me is that I didn’t get that emotional connection with the characters. And that is a huge thing for me.
Overall, I give this Four Boundless Stars