Sep 24, 2017

The Girl Who Fell.

the girl who fell.
s.m parker.

Publisher Simon Pulse/Simon &Schuster.
Publication Date: March 1,2016.
Genre:  YA Contemporary Romance|Thriller.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|320.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.


High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense and volatile relationship—by the new boy in school.

His obsession.

Her fall.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and … terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late


Most emotional, heart aching novel that I read this year. I have read books that included this topic before, none of those novels were as deep like THE GIRL WHO FELL . I had this feelings like I was there along with Zephyr and going through what she was dealing with. I felt her insecurities, her shame, guilt and then fear. THE GIRL WHO FELL was a hard book to read and at same time, it was impossible to put down. I would start reading it and when I did put it down, to realize that hours had passed by. Abuse is very hard but an important subject to read about. When I did put the novel down, I found myself thinking about it and wondering how it would end for her, and I remembered hoping for the best for Zephyr after everything that Alec put her through, hoping that she would be able to get out of it, to get away from him.

At first, Alec seemed like every girl’s dream. He treated Zephyr with love, like a princess. You would never guess who he really was. The first half of book, he seemed to a perfect gentleman. As book progressed, I started to see the signs, red flags. Alec, always seemed to want to be with her, and it was not long when he was forcing her to cancel her plans, to be with him instead. He told her he loved her, and I knew there was more to that then that. He was obsessed and always seemed watch her every move. It wasn’t long before he started to make Zephyr feel ashamed, guilty because she did something that Alec did not approve of, like hanging out or talking to Gregg. How he made her feel that it was her fault, that she could hurt her. I hoped that Zephyr would see him for who he was, before it was too late, before he went too far. I wished that she listened to Lizzie sooner. I don’t think I ever disliked character as much as I did with Alec.

I loved Lizzie and Gregg. I don’t think that Zephyr would been able to get out of it, to see Alec for who it was if it weren’t for Lizzie. What the three of them had was a real friendship, and I know that it hurt Zephyr for not able to talk to Gregg, due to Alec. Even if she did not see it, I think it was Gregg and Zephyr who belonged together. I was hoping that maybe the two of them would end up together in the end, or at least get their friendship to way it was. Before Alec. A lot of scenes between Alex and Zephyr got hard for me to read, especially when he got controlling. I have heard about this book for a while, and now I see why people were talking about. Despite the deep subject, it’s a story that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.


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