Release Date: December 21, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Borrowed from Angela
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?
I read Cracked Up to Be last year and to put it nicely, I was not a fan. Everyone raves about Courtney’s books so I wanted to give her another try and I’m happy I did! Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers was a raw, tough book, and Courtney’s writing style will keep you flipping pages.
I’m always drawn to these emotional gritty kind of books for some reason. Fall for Anything was no exception, I had to find more. I had to find out why, just like Eddie did. But to be honest Eddie’s emotions and struggle didn’t come through as loud and clear as I would have liked. I couldn’t completely relate to her, but I can’t pinpoint the reason why. I do know that her relationship with Culler didn’t make much sense to me. Eddie seemed to think his loss was as big as her’s, but it was her father that died! Her father! I know that she was just confused and looking for answers, but still…
I really liked Milo and even though I wanted to slap Beth a few times she was a great character too. Overall, I enjoyed Fall for Anything and I will be reading Courtney Summers’ books in the future!