Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Published September 17, 2013 by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings
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.
I have read a few reviews lately on this book and I was surprised at the amount of people that rated it low!!!!! Personally, I thought it was brilliant and the writing was beautiful. It captured my attention and held it through the whole book. The characters were well written and likeable to the point that I was saddened when the end finally came.
Firstly, I must talk about the cover! This was the first thing that I had noticed about this book and I knew that I wanted to read it even before reading the blurb. The cover is uh-mazing!!!
This book was written in 3 POVs following three seperate teens. There is an asteroid about to hit the earth and obliterate our planet. The whole book revolves around the issues that are going on in the teens lives and how they spend their last week alive. They each have their own story and they learn something about themselves and those they love by the events that are happening. Many may think that the book’s main focus would be the asteroid and the chaos that goes along with it. It most definitely is not. The book is really about the lives of these lost souls.
I was having a hard time trying to figure out how all three main characters were going to intersect and it doesn’t happen until the end of the book. The ending really was left up to the reader on what we think may or may not have happened. I am not sure if there will be a follow up to this book and honestly, I don’t think it needs one.