Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tumble & Fall

Tumble & Fall

by Alexandra Coutts


The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week's time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn't how to save the world-the question is, what to do with the time that''s left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family-all with the ultimate stakes at hand. 
Alexandra Coutts''s TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world. 

My thoughts:

What would you do in the last days of life if you knew the world was going to be destroyed in one week? Coutts intertwines the story of three teens, as they, and the rest of society, stare down the end of the world. Sienna has just returned home from a rehabilitation centre after a suicide attempt.  Zan is struggling  cope with the death of her boyfriend, and finally, Caden is confronted by the father who abandoned him and now, in the final days of life, wants to reconcile.  Coutts’ creates characters that offer both depth and appeal.  The stories, rather than focussing on end of the world scenes like rioting and chaos, instead focus on stories of forgiveness and family.  This is a well crafted refreshing read that appeal to a wide variety of readers.  

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