The Upside of Falling Down
The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane is written in first person with Clementine Haas as the narrator. The story is set in Waterville, Count Kerry, Ireland and follows the life of Clementine Haas, the only survivor in a plane crash but suffering with amnesia. Out of fear of facing her father with no memories and achingly longing to have them back, she decides to make a run for it with Kieran O’Connell, a stranger she had just met in the hospital grounds. Clementine takes in a new identity hoping to start anew. But would that be enough? This book that carries a taste of Ireland is one contemporary novel you definitely wouldn’t want to miss!
The story holds an understanding of the past, the present and the future, what should be left behind, and what should be kept instead. It tells a story of looking ahead, instead of backward.
I immensely enjoyed this book from the tips of my toes to the ends of my hair! The first chapter was one that got me chuckling several times and simply attention-grabbing that sets the mood going, which I adore completely. This book is effortlessly easy to read and has a lot of LOVELY quotes that I couldn’t help taking note of every time I spot one.
What made me love this book so much is that it had the right amount of contemporary, YA, and romance mixed together that I think Professor Utonium will appreciate this wonderfully written book! The book did my heart some flipping and my stomach flopping and it was just uh- MAZING! Also, there was this “so near yet so far” factor that I wholly love when it comes to romance, and GOSH! This made me love the story all the more!!! I had been so engrossed in this book that if it wasn’t for my real life responsibilities.
While all the characters in the book were lovable, my favourite was Siobhan. She is charming in her savage, mean way and I see reason as to why she has that personality.