“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.
I’m seriously afraid of heights – it took me ages to work up to the middle diving board at the swimming pool. Up there on my list of “things I might need CPR from” would be jumping from tall things so I’m sort of scary-fascinated by this story. I like the mystery of it, even if having some traumatic event leading to death of a BFF/BF that the MC can’t remember because of some personal involvement they can’t face is becoming a familiar trope.
Fall to Pieces
By Vahini Naidoo
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Genre: Young Adult
When your best friend dies, you’re supposed to know what happened. You’re supposed to know why.
But Ella has no idea what happened the night Amy jumped to her death. She has no idea why Amy would want to die.
Ella’s other friends, Mark and Petal, are hiding something. Ella thinks they know exactly what happened that terrible night. But they’re not talking. Instead, Ella, Mark, and Petal play Pick Me Ups—a game in which they jump from dangerous heights. And every time Ella falls, she begins to remember pieces of that night. . .
It’s still not enough. So Ella brings a mysterious new guy into the group, hoping he will help shake things up and unearth the truth. But Ella’s “Explosive Boy” has secrets of his own.
And there may be some secrets that Ella doesn’t want to face. The truth – the real truth – about Amy’s death might just be more than she can handle.