Blurb from Goodreads:
My Review:ELLEN LIKES CAM * CAM LIKES ELLEN *
What if the one person you can't stop thinking about...
...can't stop thinking about you?
*CAM LIKES ELLEN *
What if during one long day you failed at everything because you met this glitter-crazed new girl who practically ruins your life? Worse, she insists you and your secret crush become best friends—with her?!! Only you don’t have time to be friends with insane people, and you think your crush might need to stay the way it’s always been: Distant. Impossible. In your head. This is because you have problems and secrets a crush would never understand.
*ELLEN LIKES CAM *
But what if the three of you wind up assigned to a group photography project, and rumors are already circling about the new girl being ridiculous? You know she’s nice but alone, so you convince your crush to help protect the new girl. Working on the project suddenly makes hanging out, texting, talking—and even high school—seem completely normal when it’s anything but.
ELLEN LIKES CAM * CAM LIKES ELLEN *
What if you fall for each other just enough to kiss…and it’s perfect? You tell secrets and make the kind of promises that might be impossible to keep when you’re only sixteen. Which is why, long before it all falls apart, you already knew nothing this beautiful could have been meant to be yours for long.
But what if…
How I Fall is definitely the first book I've read in which one of the characters has cerebral palsy, and although this condition certainly affects the story, the book is about so much more. The book is not only an education into the condition of CP, and an excellent portrayal of living and succeeding with this condition, but it is also exemplary in dealing with so many important YA themes such as first love, insecurity, and the future/reality after high school.
The book is told from the POV of both Ellen and Cam, two characters that from the outside could not be more different. One of the things I love about Anne Eliot's writing is her ability to write books in seamless, rotating POVs, male and female. She is so good at this and How I Fall is no exception!! We learn through the book that Ellen and Cam are more alike than they appear from the outside and to their peers, but also that they want the same thing (and not just each other).
I absolutely loved this book, and I have loved all of Anne Eliot's books -- they are the perfect YAs and they are all so different! Anne's writing is character driven and you will be hard pressed to find other YAs that get so into the heads of characters. Please read this book AND ENTER TO WIN A COPY BELOW!!
"Is this what kissing is? Elation at the sound of my name on his lips? Regret for the minutes I wasted not kissing this guy? Longing...longing...longing for me? Breathing. Him. Breathing. Me.
I already know I will never forget the sound of his heart beating along with mine like it is now."
ENTER TO WIN!!!!!!