I read Falling Under by Danielle Younge-Ullman at the very beginning of the year. It was one of these hidden treasures that the randomizer rescued from the depths of my bookshelves that I really ended up liking. Unfortunately, this validates that "I should give this a chance" point of view that keeps lots of books on my shelves taking up space for way, way too long. Anyhow, it's been a while, so I don't actually remember it that well, but let me take a stab at some thoughts anyway.
Younge-Ullman, according to the
author bio, is also a playwright and it shows. Falling Under is filled
with fast flowing, excellent dialogue. Mara's past is brought
to light in the immediacy of second person narration and easily draws
readers' sympathies. There's a plot twist that actually surprises and
supporting characters that
fill out Mara's story while being their own people. I even liked the
love triangle. It was so believable and viable that even I couldn't
choose a guy for Mara. As
far as I know, this is the only novel Younge-Ullman has written, but I
hope she writes another, because I'd definitely be interested in reading more from her.
he loves you back.
Though you're not quite sure he would if he really knew you, if he
(No disclaimer required for this one, either. I'm pretty sure I won it from another blogger. I can't remember who, but thanks who ever you were, it was excellent reading!)