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  • Title: The Girl Who Fell
  • Author: S.M. Parker
  • ISBN: 9781481437257
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover

  • His obsession Her fall.Zephyr Doyle is focused Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and attending her dream school, Boston College.But love has a way of changing things.Enter the new boy in school the hockey team s starting goaltender, Alec He s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn t judge Zephyr He understands her fears and insHis obsession Her fall.Zephyr Doyle is focused Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and attending her dream school, Boston College.But love has a way of changing things.Enter the new boy in school the hockey team s starting goaltender, Alec He s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn t judge Zephyr He understands her fears and insecurities he even shares them Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can t control, something she doesn t want to control.Zephyr swears it must be love Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and Terrifying But love shouldn t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away And love shouldn t make you feel guilty or worse, ashamed.So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it s time to take back control of her life.If she waits any longer, it may be too late.
    S.M. Parker
    Shannon Parker lives on the Atlantic coast in a house full of boys She s traveled to over three dozen countries and has a few dozen to go She works in education and can usually be found rescuing dogs, chickens, old houses and wooden boats Shannon has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and ridiculous laughter ideally, at the same time Find her at shannonmparker


    Emily May
    The saddest thing about this book is that I believe the author really did have the best intentions. Too bad none of it really worked.I've had this book on my radar for a long time. The blurb promised a story about a girl who falls into a bad relationship of obsession, control and - eventually - fear. It seemed like the perfect YA novel to counter all the awful romances I've read where asshole boyfriends are portrayed as something sexy, and psychological abuse is portrayed as the norm. AND the pe [...]

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Trust me, if there is a book I wish I would have loved, it's this one. From the moment I read the synopsis, I knew that I had to read it : a different take on all the instalove bullshit YA romance is feeding us way too often? Count me in! That's why I can't even express how disappointed and sad I am after closing The Girl Who Fell. The concept is so interesting and important, but the fact that Alec and Zephyr shows not an ounce of chemistry fails the whole purpose : how am I supposed to believe [...]

    I’m not the biggest romance fan, but this dark spin on a young adult love story had me interested. It’s the story of Zephyr and Alec’s relationship from the moment they meet in French class to their inevitable dark end. The prologue, of sorts, is actually an excerpt from the end of the novel with Zephyr afraid in her own house, so from the beginning we are given that intensity you find in thrillers.The novel then goes back three months earlier to show this unhealthy relationship from the b [...]

    Trina (Between Chapters)
    This was very hard to read. But it's so important.If you don't know, this book is about an abusive romance. You know that going in and so it's very hard to watch the relationship progress and watch the girl fall for this jerk. But the story did a great job at showing how easy it is to fall into this trap of manipulation. Sometimes there are no warning signs.I've been through a similar relationship and so this book had a lot of meaning for me. My experience did not match the story in this book pe [...]

    Marci Curtis
    OH MAN. This story totally wrecked me. Seriously, there aren't enough adjectives. I absolutely mainlined it, staying up way past my bedtime to read just another page. It grabbed me by the throat in the first paragraph and never let me go. The writing is absolutely STUNNING. Honest, raw, thought-provoking, The Girl Who Fell tackles a heartbreaking issue with grace and strengthVE BEAUTIFUL STARS.

    Laurie Flynn
    Let me preface this by saying when I first heard about THE GIRL WHO FELL, it was the bookish equivalent to love at first sight. The concept gripped me. I knew it was the kind of book I not only wanted to read but had to read. So when an ARC arrived in the mail last week in all its gorgeous glory (seriously, have you seen that cover?), I was more than a bit excited that my time to read it was finally here. I knew it would be an emotional book. I knew it dealt with difficult subject matter. What I [...]

    Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)
    4.5/5 StarsThe most crucial thing that I need to talk about when it comes to The Girl Who Fell is the astonishing writing. Shannon M. Parker's writing style instantly grabs the reader and throws them onto the emotional roller-coaster that is this book, which I read in one sitting and only put down momentarily to literally catch my breath. Right off the bat, the prologue warns the reader to beware of Alec, but amazingly, as you watch his relationship with Zephyr develop and grow, your emotions fi [...]

    Julie Eshbaugh
    I'm not sure I breathed while I read the final third of this book. THE GIRL WHO FELL is a startling, compelling, important read. It's the kind of book that you have to put down at times, just so you can walk around and catch your breath and remind yourself that everything's okay because the things happening to Zephyr in the story are not actually happening to you. But the thing is, this book is very *REAL,* and the things that happen to Zephyr happen to real girls every day. That's the thing tha [...]

    Kim Savage
    S.M. Parker's Zephyr Doyle in THE GIRL WHO FELL is the girl everyone wants to be: level-headed, insanely athletic, Going Places. You know a girl like her, or maybe you are a girl like her. Then she meets Alec, and for the first time in ever, she lets her heart lead, and what follows is both devastating and thoroughly believable. And that's what makes Parker's debut so terrifying. I read TGWF with my heart in my throat and at breakneck speed, because I couldn't stop. You will too.I read an ARC of [...]

    Ruth Lehrer
    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of THE GIRL WHO FELL. This book was so well written it was kind of excruciating. The pain of watching a woman destroy herself for a guy; The subtle and not so subtle manipulation of an abuser. The mental process of the woman who is first enchanted and then ensnared. The reader is stuck on the sidelines yelling, Don't do it, don't go there! but she can't hear you. Just when you think she's got a handle on everything, it gets worse. If you're up for a bit of really [...]

    Jeff Zentner
    Recently, there was a kerfuffle in the YA community over comments made disparaging YA as morally uncomplicatedE GIRL WHO FELL is the most perfect rejoinder imaginable to this and any future criticism of YA literature as morally uncomplex. Morally complex, tightly paced, taut, gripping, romantic, shocking, perilous, and hopeful--this book has it all and more. As the cherry on top, the prose is luminous and elegant. The characters are fantastic--vibrant and leaping from the page. Zephyr Doyle is a [...]

    Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.See my full review plus an interview with her author on Books and LaddersAsk author Shannon Parker what she thinks of THE GIRL WHO FELL and she will tell you it's a dark kissing book. And boy, she's not wrong. But it also has such lightness to it that you just need to experience in order to understand what I mean.Zephyr is on the fast track to success: good grades, amazing athlete, and the best friends anyone could [...]

    Jen (Pop! Goes The Reader)
    Did you find this review helpful? Find more of my reviews at Pop! Goes The Reader!My love for him is a deep blue love. So blue it is black. Like an ocean under the ocean. The beginning and the end.High school senior Zephyr Doyle had things all figured out. Namely, to help lead her field hockey team to victory and spend as much time as she can with her best friends, Lizzie and Gregg “The Slice” Slicer, before fulfilling her lifelong dream of attending Boston College and pursuing a career in m [...]

    Kathy MacMillan
    I received an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This story begins with a snippet of the end - the dark place where Zephyr's relationship with handsome, brooding hockey star Alec will lead. And then we go back and see how it all started. That disturbing prologue is a necessary and brilliant touch, as it primes readers to see the oh-so-small warning signs that the relationship is not the paradise it seems. And that, of course, is the point: an abusive relationship [...]

    Amber Smith
    THE GIRL WHO FELL tells a story I will not soon forget. A breathtaking, heartbreaking, and (unfortunately) extremely realistic portrayal of how easy it can be—even for a strong, smart, level-headed heroine like Zephyr Doyle—to fall under the spell of a person who is not what they seem. Parker has written so beautifully and eloquently about the blinding pain of wanting to be loved so badly, of needing to fill void so deep that it becomes possible and, in fact, effortless, to be manipulated an [...]

    Shea Olsen
    WOW!!! This book will grab you by the throat and drag you into its pages! Two words: bold and poetic! Shannon Parker has crafted a story that feels so raw and real and gripping that it's hard to believe this was imagined solely inside her head. Her writing is atmospheric and immediate. She's found a way to combine the subtlety of poetry with the nail-biting pacing of a psychological thriller. I loved Zephyr and ached for her and wanted to reach into the pages and tell her it would all work out i [...]

    Lala BooksandLala
    DNF'd at 60% I can sense an animal cruelty storyline, which I just don't fuck withd the rest of the book has not been compelling enough to continue on past it anyway.I think this is an incredibly important topic, and one that literature should not shy away from addressing, however I just don't think this book is covering it particularly well.

    The Girl Who Fell left me in a major book hangover, desperately craving more. Each heartbreaking chapter ended with me breathless and eagerly flipping the page for more. Though a heart-wrenching story, every word comes across so perfectly and the difficult subject manner is handled with grace, doing justice to the major issue at hand. Overall 5/5 stars; I cannot say enough good things about it!

    5++++++ STARSTHIS BOOK. GOOD.This is YA at its best. And that cover? Love it. I never felt like I was reading something young. It had a weighty heaviness, a taught and gripping tension and an urgency flowing off the pages. Once I started it, let me tell you, I only put it down because I had to. It was THAT good. Zephyr Doyle was looking forward to graduating high school and attending Boston College the following fall. Her life was mapped out and distractions were not allowed. She didn't have tim [...]

    Michelle Andreani
    There are not enough good words to say about Shannon Parker's book. But to start with, "important" is for sure one of them. "Masterful" is another.I am so in awe of one character in particular, how he was crafted into someone I fell for along with the main character, Zephyr. Any time there were warning signs, I was manipulated and beguiled, just as Zephyr was. The reality of that was striking for me. For anyone who's wondered, "How could she stay with him?" You will get it if you read this book. [...]

    Jennifer Bardsley
    The relationship starts with a flower. And a picnic. And sweet love notes. Zephyr falls so quickly that she doesn’t realize what’s happening until it’s too late. Alec has become her everything. He needs to be her everything. Alec seems like the perfect boyfriend…until the volatile relationship he insists on threatens to explode. The Girl Who Fell by Sixteen To Read author Shannon M. Parker is a stunning YA contemporary romance that every high school girl in America should read.I’m goin [...]

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of THE GIRL WHO FELL and I loved every aspect of this book. Do you ever wonder how a relationship goes wrong? What signs are missed by those involved, but glaringly obvious to the rest of the world? The Girl Who Fell explores this topic with superior accuracy and honesty. The first two pages pulled me in and left me breathless. Shortly after, I found myself becoming very involved in Zephyr Doyle’s life. She was so complex and unforgettable – a girl with real [...]

    Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    When you come across a book that is this compelling and influential, you want to hand it to everyone you know. The Girl Who Fell is a shockingly realistic story that will have its readers putting themselves right into the shoes of the highly relatable main character. It is a beautifully written novel that many will enjoy and learn from.The Girl Who Fell is one of the most relatable and convincing books of the year. It is really admirable that Shannon M. Parker can weave a story about abuse that [...]

    OK, so this book amazed me. THE GIRL WHO FELL by debut author Parker is simply one of the most beautifully written, achingly real, sexys,sexy(as in some of the scenes are toe-curling, H.O.T), edge of your seat thrillers that I’ve read in a long, long time. Reading it, I experienced the kind of anxiety as when I first watched old obsession movies like 'Sleeping with the Enemy' or 'Fatal Attraction.' The escalation was perfection, though I wanted to shake Zephyr till her teeth rattled. AND wante [...]

    This book has been one of my expected titles for 2016 ever since I heard about it, and now that I have read it, I want to pat myself on the back, because I PICKED GOOD. This book was definitely worth all of the excitement because it was amazing and something I feel like I've been looking for for a such a long time!Before I get into anything else, I need to tell you that THIS BOOK HAS ICE HOCKEY PLAYERS. I am a massive ice hockey fan and think there are far too few YA contemporaries with hockey p [...]

    I received an advanced copy of this book just after it got a raving starred review from one of the literary journals so I already had high expectations going in and wow were they met. This book grabbed me from minute one and did not let go. The Girl Who Fell is not just a fantastic, compelling, well-written read that teenagers are sure to be captivated by (this adult sure was!) but it's also such an important story that needs to be told about a subject matter rarely addressed in YA. It's a power [...]

    This was a very hard book to read -- in all the best ways. As a reader, you can see the red flags as they arise, but the plotting and pacing is handled so masterfully that it's completely believable the way Zephyr is drawn in to Alec's world and the many behaviours she overlooks and excuses.In creating Zephyr's character, Shannon M. Parker gives us a complicated, intelligent and ambitious young woman who never expected to find herself in an abusive relationship. Parker challenges our ideas about [...]

    This is pretty much the handbook tons of girls in tons of teen books (and adult romances, if we're being honest) should read before a stunningly good-looking piece of shit shows up to ruin their lives. I yelled a lot while reading this book, mostly at Zephyr. Zephyr's great. She's driven, she has everything going for her, and it's difficult to watch her screw it all up for a guy who is obviously manipulating her and putting her through all kinds of emotional abuse. He isolates her from her two b [...]

    Stephanie Elliot
    OK, so WOW! The thing about this book, well, one of the many things is the character development! So, I don't want to give too much away, but in THE GIRL WHO FELL, part of the description says this:Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she kn [...]

    Melissa Gorzelanczyk
    I received an ARC of THE GIRL WHO FELL in exchange for an honest review.This is a book of my heart. According to loveisrespect, one in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. That's a sobering statistic. There were so many moments during Zephyr's relationship with Alec that I wanted to say, "Hey, don't you see how controlling that is!?" But I know all too well how easy it is to forgive and overlook the flaws in the guy you t [...]

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