The Girl Who Fell
by Shannon M. Parker
Publisher - Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
Release Date - March 1st 2016
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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.
Zephyr is the girl who fell for a boy, but she fell in all the wrong ways. She fell out with her bestest friend of all time, she ditched people she cares about, and above all she let her heart rule her head and her body. She made all the wrong moves and choices for a boy, a boy she thinks she loves, a boy she gave herself completely too, a boy who is a creep. Only it was too late for her to realise this, she made a mistake the really hard way.
The feels of this book is uncontrollable, all you want to do is slap the Zephyr, and kick Alec in the goolies or far worst than that. I was being polite about that! Ha. I admit, I was in their love bubble in the beginning, I fell for all the markers, that Shannon was trying warn us about, the looks, his attidude, his keeness towards Zephyr, it screamed the creep factor that's for sure. But I knew that you were getting sucked in too much, it was going way too fast. My spider sense was tingling, and you couldn't get away from the feeling that you were being watched. That's how this book totally consumed you from page 1.
Alec is a manipulative son of a b**** and I just wished for Zee to wake up and realise just what she was getting herself into. Alec is no-one to love or even gush over, he is what he is. A predator of all kinds, he made me mad, and just so shaken to core, the realisation that we have people like that in this world. I hate that he made become someone else, not even a fragment of her true self. Zephyr had a plan, a future, she dreams and she changed to please a boy. I can only think that now she is tarnished from the relationship she had with such a monster but also she became a stronger person in the end.
The real truth of it is, this happens, it's happening right now as your reading this and that's scary reality of this book.Through Shannon's words of wisdom and honesty we have Zephyr's voice, a relatable person that readers around the world be aware the love isn't always good it can be bad too.This book is a love story of the darkest nature. It is a love that so many are consumed by in this time. It is a wrong and harsh type of love, that leave one scarred for life. It's a love that you shouldn't be consumed by but warned by. This is love story that you have to read.
“Darkness doesn't have fingers that twist into my flesh.”Rating - 5