Monday, April 21, 2014

Book Review: The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle

On the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Mcalister, usually called Caggie, and her family are pretty close to American Royalty. Her father (and his father) have been featured in Forbes magazine, she's always been to the best schools, and there's nothing she's ever really wanted in life. And now she's a hero featured in magazines for saving the life of a classmate right after school got out. If they only knew the truth, they would not be calling her a hero.

Senior year was supposed to be about her and Trevor running the literary magazine, and nights out with her best friend Claire. But things are so different. Trevor broke up with her, Claire is at a different school and busy with the boyfriend of the week, and Caggie is still morning the loss of her younger sister Hayley, who died in January. Caggie thinks that all these people have left her, and that her family doesn't care, or even worse blames her for what happened. And then there is the matter of what really happened on that ledge in May.

Stuck with her own secrets, pain of the past and uncertainty for the future, Caggie is a bit of a mess. When dashing new boy Astor shows up, and seems to understand Caggie more than anyone she quickly gets swept up with him. However, Astor has his own dark past, and he may not be the best for Caggie at this time.

The Edge of Falling is a quick read and an emotional book that will have you turning pages to find out what happened in the past, and if things will work out for the future. Caggie is the kind of girl you can't help but feel for, and even with just about the world at her disposal, she can't find peace in a family tragedy. Even with some awesome friends, like ex-boyfriend Trevor, and it girl Claire, it's hard for Caggie to come to terms with what happened.

If you wished Gossip Girl had more depth, or just like getting in the head of a troubled main character, The Edge of Falling should be on your to read list. Also, fans of Catcher in the Rye will notice some similarities between the books!

I'll see you @ the library!
Katie (Now reading A Mad Wicked Folly)

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