Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
When Tallulah Addy sets out on an impulsive cross-country trip to rescue her best friend, she doesn’t anticipate getting stranded in rural Tennessee without a dime. Nor does she guess that rescuing a dog will land her a job in the local veterinarian’s office. But there, under the wary eye of ornery Dr. Poteet, Tallulah works harder than ever before, tending to animals of all shapes and sizes–and unexpectedly, to wounds long-buried in herself. Tallulah swears she’ll leave the first chance she gets, yet when given the choice, it may prove harder to keep the promise to her friend than to say good-bye to the strangers who have become her new family.
Tallulah Falls is a book I had never heard of until my good friend Candace read it and highly recommended it to me. She even bought it for me because she wanted me to read it so much. Candace knows me well because I loved this book and I’m thrilled she put it on my radar.
Tallulah Falls really has lots of elements I love. Tallulah ends up working in a veterinarian’s office after being stranded in East Tennessee. I live in East Tennessee and not many books take place here, so of course I loved that. I also really enjoyed all the vet aspects of the story. Christine Fletcher is actually a veterinarian and her knowledge definitely shows through.
Tallulah wasn’t the easiest character to like. She was rude and pretty self centered, but I think she showed great development throughout the story. All the minor characters were great too. I loved that they all took Tallulah under their wing and got her back on her feet. Even if Tallulah didn’t want their help at first. I loved seeing Tallulah’s relationship grow with the dog she rescued. It was really a great way to show her character growth.
Tallulah Falls is one of those quiet, slow paced coming of age stories. I was engaged in the book the entire time. I was so curious to see where Tallulah’s story ended up. While it didn’t end exactly how I was expecting, I still really enjoyed it. This book certainly hasn’t gotten all the attention it deserves. I highly recommend to any contemporary lovers and animal lovers.