We All Fall Down
Theo's always been impulsive. But telling Paige how he feels? He's obsessed over that decision. And it's time. Tonight. At the party on the riverbank, under the old walking bridge, site of so many tales of love and death.Paige has had a crush on Theo since they first met, but she knows her feelings are one-sided. She's trying to move on, to flirt. A party at the river is just what she needs. Except a fight breaks out, and when Paige tries to intervene--Theo's fist lands in her face.All Theo and Paige want to do is forget that fateful night. But strange events keep drawing them back to the bridge. Someone, something is determined to make them remember...and pay for what they each did.

We All Fall Down Details

TitleWe All Fall Down
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherSourcebooks Fire
ISBN-139781492654384
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

We All Fall Down Review

  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: October 1, 2017 Genre: Young AdultThis is the first book I have read by the author and I thought it was a good, solid read. The fact that the author brings about teenage mental health issues was probably one of my favorite parts of all as it made the characters seem real (the portrayal of these issues was realistic). However, I found it to be quite different than I had imaged after reading the blurb. When I went into this novel, I thought it would be something more supernatural Release Date: October 1, 2017 Genre: Young AdultThis is the first book I have read by the author and I thought it was a good, solid read. The fact that the author brings about teenage mental health issues was probably one of my favorite parts of all as it made the characters seem real (the portrayal of these issues was realistic). However, I found it to be quite different than I had imaged after reading the blurb. When I went into this novel, I thought it would be something more supernatural and scary, but it really wasn't. There was some mystery, but not enough to keep me intrigued. There was a romance, but it took a lot of getting used to for me as a read especially considering the things they had to overcome. Nonetheless, it's a solid read and I think many young adult readers will really enjoy this one. It just wasn't a favorite for me. I will still take a chance on the author again in the future though as I think she is pretty solid in her writing ability.
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  • Jen Ryland
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come!Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com or check out my Bookstagram!I received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher for possible review.
  • Roxanne
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.Theo and Paige are best friends on the verge of being something more when everything goes horribly wrong. One night when jealousy and issues tear them apart. Now four months later all they want to do is move on from that horrible night, but something keeps drawing them back to the bridge.Theo is working with his uncle when he finds a lock on the bridge with his initials and Paige's initials on it, bu Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.Theo and Paige are best friends on the verge of being something more when everything goes horribly wrong. One night when jealousy and issues tear them apart. Now four months later all they want to do is move on from that horrible night, but something keeps drawing them back to the bridge.Theo is working with his uncle when he finds a lock on the bridge with his initials and Paige's initials on it, but that isn't the part that freaks him out. When he begins to hear conversations from that night he knows something isn't right.Then he runs into Paige for the first time since that night, and she is freaked out because she found an earring that she was wearing that night. It was lost though so she has no idea how it has just appeared again. Soon they find that they will have to muster up the courage to face not just their issues, but face that night and their part in what happened.I have read all of Natalie's books, and I usually love them. I didn't quite love this one I felt a little underwhelmed by it. I guess I was expecting a bit more, however, I did enjoy the themes of forgiveness and facing one's problems. Both Theo and Paige were deeply flawed characters with a host of different issues that they were both struggling to come to terms with and find a sense of what is normal for them.I don't know if it was overdone, but I can imagine if you are facing several issues from ADHD to anxiety and other things a struggle to find a balance in the meds and your behavior is a pretty common occurrence as well as a struggle to fit in as a normal teenager. I liked Theo and Paige and I was totally rooting for them! Side note I used issues because that is how they described it in the book. I think it is important to noramalize mental health because many people struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar, and many other mental health problems that are often unfairly labeled.
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  • Kristina Lenarczyk
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ebook copy of this novel to review from NetGalley, but that does not influence my opinion.This novel was just okay for me. It was a very quick read, but the plot or characters weren't completely engaging. It reads as a young adult contemporary, but tries to delve into some supernatural aspects that I wasn’t a fan of. t gave it three stars, but officially would rate it two and a half because it was overall just meh - I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.I feel as though this novel I received an ebook copy of this novel to review from NetGalley, but that does not influence my opinion.This novel was just okay for me. It was a very quick read, but the plot or characters weren't completely engaging. It reads as a young adult contemporary, but tries to delve into some supernatural aspects that I wasn’t a fan of. t gave it three stars, but officially would rate it two and a half because it was overall just meh - I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.I feel as though this novel could have been done much better without the supernatural aspects. There was a lot of mental health issues brought up in this novel, but I felt as though everything was over-represented in a way. Our two main characters relied very heavily on the other, but went through enough growth in the novel to be tolerable and stand on their own.Overall, this novel let me down. I would like to give this author another chance because I see a lot of potential in her storytelling, but I’ll have to research which one appeals to me the most. Check out my full review on my blog!http://theprincessgummybearreviews.bl...
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  • Jody Casella
    January 1, 1970
    Un-put-down-able. And I say this as one of Natalie's critique partners who has read the book in various stages, multiple times. I know too that the story started with a haunted bridge (a real one) and a broken teen boy who has just done something terrible. What the story has morphed into is a psychological supernatural mystery about the troubled boy and the equally troubled girl he realizes (too late?!) that he loves. And the creepy bridge that keeps coming between them...
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  • Erin Arkin
    January 1, 1970
    We All Fall Down by Natalie Richards is a book I was waiting to get my hands on since I read the summary. I love a good mystery and Richards always comes through with an interesting story that keeps me guessing until the very end. Also, the cover is perfect!The book starts out introducing us to Theo and Paige. They have been friends for a while and Paige has always had a crush on Theo. It hasn’t been until recently that Theo has started to have the same feelings for her but Paige has come to a c We All Fall Down by Natalie Richards is a book I was waiting to get my hands on since I read the summary. I love a good mystery and Richards always comes through with an interesting story that keeps me guessing until the very end. Also, the cover is perfect!The book starts out introducing us to Theo and Paige. They have been friends for a while and Paige has always had a crush on Theo. It hasn’t been until recently that Theo has started to have the same feelings for her but Paige has come to a conclusion that Theo will never see her as more than just a friend, so she has set her sights on someone else. The night Theo decides he is going to tell Paige what he feels, is the same night that Paige determines she is going to put herself out there with another boy and Theo realizes he is too late. This is where things go incredibly wrong for them both.When a fight breaks out between Theo and another character at a party on the riverbank, Paige attempts to intervene and ends up getting punched by Theo. As the scene plays out, Richards takes the reader into the fray with these characters and it was heartbreaking to see what ends up happening with these two. I wanted to be able to rewind everything for them both, so they didn’t need to go through this but if that happened we wouldn’t get the rest of the story. Theo is an interesting character. He is a bit impulsive and high strung and Paige is the one person who gets him. Similarly, Paige suffers from anxiety and Theo is the one that helps her when she has her attacks. Their relationship is a bit co-dependent, but they can’t seem to give each other up. That is, until they are forced to. The outcome of the party is that Theo is put on medication and put on probation and he and Paige can’t be near each other. Now I’m not going to say a lot here about what really is happening because I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone but there is something that continues to draw Theo and Paige back to the bridge where there happens to be a lock with their initials attached to it (along with a bunch of others). As Theo digs deeper into what is happening, strange incidents continue to pull them along to the end. I enjoyed this one and if you are looking for a contemporary that delves a bit into the paranormal, consider checking this book out. I thought Richards did a wonderful job of building out these characters and their story and I will continue to look for more books from her in the future.Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the review copy.
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  • Jena
    January 1, 1970
    “I stay in the car because I’m not welcome at the door.”From the very first sentence we see the tension built into the backstory of this YA thriller. Theo and Paige have been friends forever. Paige battles anxiety and Theo battles ODD, ADHD and a number of other disorders. Together they can face anything.Except Paige’s parents think Theo is a negative influence. Except Paige has had a crush on Theo forever, and has decided to leave the unrequited feelings in the past. Except, they aren’t unrequi “I stay in the car because I’m not welcome at the door.”From the very first sentence we see the tension built into the backstory of this YA thriller. Theo and Paige have been friends forever. Paige battles anxiety and Theo battles ODD, ADHD and a number of other disorders. Together they can face anything.Except Paige’s parents think Theo is a negative influence. Except Paige has had a crush on Theo forever, and has decided to leave the unrequited feelings in the past. Except, they aren’t unrequited.“Paige checks her phone and teeters in her pretty sandals, and my mind is popping and buzzing, but there’s not a thing I can do. I’ve had all the time in the world. If she likes this guy, I need to suck it up and deal.”Theo doesn’t deal with things though. He gets drunk. The party is at an old bridge, and Paige is pushed to climb the bridge by her date. When she starts to have an anxiety attack, Theo is too drunk to help. Instead he gets in a fight. But when he hauls his fist to take a swing, it isn’t her date’s face his fist collides with. It’s Paige.Talk about an explosive opening act.When we meet Theo and Paige again, several months have gone by. Theo is back near the scene of the crime, so to speak, working for his Uncle, trying a new assortment of meds and living in a pit of regret. Paige is attending a summer Science program on the opposite side of the bridge for college credit. She is working on forgetting Theo, accepting that he is bad news like her parents told her all along.They both want to forget. They both want to move on. But something keeps bringing them together. Something keeps reminding them of the one night they both want to forget. Something won’t let them move on.The representation of mental health issues in teens is phenomenal in this book. It isn’t just how accurate and relatable Richards makes Paige and Theo. It’s the details. How Paige’s parents are typical helicopter parents, constantly hovering and interfering. How Theo’s have simply written him off as too much trouble and too much work. Both are very real reactions from parents when dealing with adolescents who struggle with disorders.Even though we don’t see a lot of Paige’s parents, their influence is felt throughout the entire thing. I think this is also very accurate and was well done. Whether it’s the over involvement or the complete disappearance, these reactions shape both Theo and Paige and how they react to various situations. It is also extremely well written because it is these small details that build the tension and suspense within Paige.“Alarms flare in my mind. I shouldn’t have said his name. Shouldn’t have talked about his at all. What if she says something to my parents when they pick me up?”As far as Theo goes, we see very little even in the background of his parents. Rather it is his Uncle Denny who is his main parental figure for the summer. Denny has a construction business and is letting Theo live with him and work, to keep him out of trouble. Denny is actually a decent Uncle. He tries, but is clearly in over his head with Theo. He doesn’t even know where to begin. But you can tell he cares, and Theo cares about what he thinks as well.“He nods slowly, still ruminating whatever armchair-therapist crap he was about to spit out. He must think better of it, because he adjust his cap on his thinning hair and sighs.”But no matter how many meds Theo forces his therapist to prescribe or how many times he promises to stay away from Paige, some force seems to be pulling them together. Whether it’s mysterious noises drawing them to the bridge, or remnants from the party long thought discarded mysteriously appearing; something is happening. And it always leads back to the bridge.This part of the novel was especially enjoyable for me because I think bridges are creepy in general. Yes, they are beautiful from a distance. And romantic. And historical. But really. Driving a car over something that could collapse at any moment is terrifying to me. So I completely get the anxiety and trauma associated with this bridge. Throw in some weird supernatural nonsense. I would be out of there super fast!But what I really enjoyed was how Richards was able to weave the supernatural in to play against both Theo and Paige’s natural dispositions. If you constantly question everything, how do you know when you’re being haunted or going crazy? It’s a fine line, and the suspense both of them felt at legitimately not knowing the answer was brilliant.“The arsenic is there because rivers are full of icky things. And because no matter how deep you bury them, they find their way to the surface.”This is excellent YA suspense. It deals with relevant issues and, perhaps, gives a new light and perspective on how kids dealing with those issues feel. It also is a bloody good haunting novel. Whether real or imagined, the ghosts we believe to be real will always be as powerful as we allow them to be. I absolutely loved how this was handled, and explored and ultimately, how this story ended.I won this book in a giveaway from Teen Reads and am thrilled I was able to read it!
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  • Amy's Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Paige, a science geek, suffers from anxiety and a crush on her best friend Theo. He has ADHD and is considered by everyone to be a screw up. On the night Theo finally has the courage to tell Paige he loves her, he gets into an argument with a bully trying to force her to climb onto a bridge. She jumps between the boys just as Theo is about to punch the creep. Now Theo is on probation, his self esteem at an all time low. Paige’s anxiety is out of control, causing paranoia and hallucinations.Oh Na Paige, a science geek, suffers from anxiety and a crush on her best friend Theo. He has ADHD and is considered by everyone to be a screw up. On the night Theo finally has the courage to tell Paige he loves her, he gets into an argument with a bully trying to force her to climb onto a bridge. She jumps between the boys just as Theo is about to punch the creep. Now Theo is on probation, his self esteem at an all time low. Paige’s anxiety is out of control, causing paranoia and hallucinations.Oh Natalie Richards, why did you take write a a book that depicted mental illness so well and ruin it by adding supernatural element. Paige’s character was written with the precision by someone who has probably suffered from anxiety. Richards adds so many nuances to Paige’s anxiety attacks, distrustfulness and paranoia that I never knew whether she was reliably narrating her relationships with her roommate and the adults in her life. I suspected Melanie was probably ambitious and annoying, but not undermining her by talking to Paige’s parents and the professor. How reliable she was or wasn’t crept into her own thoughts, and readers are left to guess. Richards depicted Theo’s ADHD fairly well, but not his ODD. If a character is going to have a psych diagnosis, I’d like to see it shown in behaviors. As someone who has worked with kids with these diagnoses, nothing in his behavior screamed ODD. He had empathy and most of his troubles resulted from impulse control problems, not overt opposition. WE ALL FALL DOWN had enough meat with mental illness and health vs unhealthy relationships including whether one mistaken act of violence should define a friendship. Richards didn’t need the whole possible haunted bridge subplot. It muddied the waters of mental illness.If WE ALL FALL DOWN had skipped the supernatural, this would be a solid four star review (not 5 stars because of Theo’s murky conditions).
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  • Tiana
    January 1, 1970
    A twisted romance that crawls over your skin and turns everything you think you know on its head. Theo and Paige are the best of friends until one night when things go awry and then they are simply not anything anymore. However, evil soon drags them back to the bridge where it all ended in a mix of visions and other terror and the only way for them to let go of their demons may just be with their working together.I fell into this book with unbidden music playing in my ears. Music that made me fe A twisted romance that crawls over your skin and turns everything you think you know on its head. Theo and Paige are the best of friends until one night when things go awry and then they are simply not anything anymore. However, evil soon drags them back to the bridge where it all ended in a mix of visions and other terror and the only way for them to let go of their demons may just be with their working together.I fell into this book with unbidden music playing in my ears. Music that made me feel off and twisted and at times angry (seriously one major part of this book made me so mad). This book got me in the mood for October with its dripping paranormal terror ripping me towards adventure. But it’s characters are what really drew me in.Theo:A boy with ADD who can’t sit still and is always full of energy (often putting that energy into uses from anger ending up in bad situations).Paige:A geeky girl with anxiety who doesn’t know quite where she fits in in the world.Together:They balance each other out, but sometimes it isn’t always for the best.Then there is Theo’s “fun” uncle and a teen paranormal investigator adding some spice into the mix.Perfect for the coming months fall months We All Fall Down will creep you out and entice you into its dark pages where evil lurks within the bridge.
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  • Stephanie Bain
    January 1, 1970
    ***3.5 stars****i received and egalley of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.*I enjoyed this book. the mystery was solid and the plot was good. Pacing was quite good in the book as well it of course read very quick. My only issue was a lack of something i cant pinpoint and paige. She really annoyed the shit out of me but theo was awesome. I loved theo! Paige can be annoyingly anxious in another book.
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  • Kerrington Hood
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 While I wasn't sold with the plot, the characters are what made this book great. They felt so real and developed it didn't take long for me to fall in love with them and empathize with them. As someone with ADHD and anxiety I found the rep to be great. Both tend to differ case by case but it was easy to identify and relate to the characters. My main issues are 1) the story starts right with the action and I'd prefer a little bit of story including Theo and Paige before the incident. And 2) 3.5/5 While I wasn't sold with the plot, the characters are what made this book great. They felt so real and developed it didn't take long for me to fall in love with them and empathize with them. As someone with ADHD and anxiety I found the rep to be great. Both tend to differ case by case but it was easy to identify and relate to the characters. My main issues are 1) the story starts right with the action and I'd prefer a little bit of story including Theo and Paige before the incident. And 2) the explanation of the ending needs more information as it was a tad bit confusing and I wish it was explained better. It wasn't done poorly, just not enough.My favorite aspect is definitely the writing. It transition from creepy to funny to suspenseful smoothly and so naturally. It pulls you in. I really enjoyed the ADHD rep. Talking freely about medication management and how a lot of people cast it off as "not being real" are everyday things, it was rep'd wonderfully. This is definitely one to remember! I'd recommend this for fans of Lisa McMans Wake trilogy.
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  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    January 1, 1970
    I received this ARC in a contest I won online. I was in no way compensated for this review. It's completely honest and voluntary. I entered to win this ARC on a whim. I had enjoyed Natalie D. Richards' One was Lost last year, so I thought I would try We All Fall Down since it sounded intriguing enough with just an air of mystery to things. Sadly, it truly was just an air of mystery. Though keep in mind, I am still suffering from a cold. So maybe that could've effected my reading. I'm not sure re I received this ARC in a contest I won online. I was in no way compensated for this review. It's completely honest and voluntary. I entered to win this ARC on a whim. I had enjoyed Natalie D. Richards' One was Lost last year, so I thought I would try We All Fall Down since it sounded intriguing enough with just an air of mystery to things. Sadly, it truly was just an air of mystery. Though keep in mind, I am still suffering from a cold. So maybe that could've effected my reading. I'm not sure really.Paige and Theo were the best of friends, Paige had a crush on Theo for the longest time, but seeing as he was never interested, she tried to move on. And naturally, at this precise time, Theo realizes he has feelings for Paige. And when they're at a party one night, Theo accidentally punched Paige when he was aiming for another guy. This basically brought their friendship to an end.It's some months later during the summer that Theo finds himself working on the bridge that played a role in the setting of the disaster that ruined his friendship with Paige. He sees all these "locks of love" or whatever you want to call them, attached to the railing and is surprised when he sees one with initials that are identical to his and Paige's. Not sure what it means just yet, he brushes it off, but then fate takes the wheel and thrusts him and Paige back together again after months of separation.Paige isn't sure what to make of seeing Theo again. Her parents had taken out a restraining order on Theo to keep the two of them apart. She's still hurt (emotionally) by what Theo did. So you can imagine how awkward things are. Especially since it looks like someone or something is trying to constantly remind them of that night. Paige is finding little things, like an earring she wore that night but lost during the chaos, her shoes that she could've sworn she threw out after the hospital gave them back to her. Things are just very definitely off.What kept getting me confused is the root of the problem between Paige and Theo. I get it! I truly, truly do. But Theo didn't intend to hurt. He punched her by accident. True, if he hadn't been drinking he might have had the foresight to withdraw the punch. But it happened. I kept trying to think that if the guy I was crushing on punched me in the face really hard, enough to knock teeth out, blood and all that junk. How would I feel towards him? And I'll be honest, it was hard to think about it. I want to say that I would be able to forgive him for it. He didn't mean to punch "me" in the face, but the other guy. Paige had been trying to defend the guy Theo was aiming at, so really, it's truly an accident. I just didn't understand the animosity that lingered for Paige, but it could've been more her parents than her. It was just confusing to be honest.Then we're led to believe that there's this air of mystery to everything. And don't get me wrong, it was odd and sort of mysterious, but I guess I didn't really understand the meaning behind it. It felt like it was supposed to be something supernatural, but I don't know, my head cold could be screwing with my perception because it just felt a little flat to me.The ending was mostly satisfactory. What with my misunderstanding of the reasons behind everything that happened, it didn't really feel very resolved like. There were some answers too of course, those were kind of like Ah ha-moments, but also like, how did you miss that, certain characters? Sadly, this one just didn't hold up to my expectations. I remember really liking One was Lost last year and had hoped for the same kind of edgy, creepy, thrilling read here and sadly, it was just sort of meh.Overall Rating 2.5/5 stars
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  • ReadingWritingAndMe
    January 1, 1970
    We All Fall Down by Natalie D, Richards (368 pages)Overview: Paige and Theo had been best friends since they were twelve, but everything changes one night their Junior year when Theo's miscalculated punch hits Paige while their at a party on the docks under the Cheshire Walking Bridge. Ever since that day, everything has been different. Paige got her mouth fixed and her life put back together, but she can't talk to Theo and her anxiety is stronger than ever, and Theo is still struggling to get h We All Fall Down by Natalie D, Richards (368 pages)Overview: Paige and Theo had been best friends since they were twelve, but everything changes one night their Junior year when Theo's miscalculated punch hits Paige while their at a party on the docks under the Cheshire Walking Bridge. Ever since that day, everything has been different. Paige got her mouth fixed and her life put back together, but she can't talk to Theo and her anxiety is stronger than ever, and Theo is still struggling to get his medication for his OCD and ADHD sorted out and working off his probation from that night. Six months later, they're thrown together again when Paige gets into an acclaimed research program at the college and Theo goes to work for his uncle, Denny's construction business leaving only a bridge, a very problematic bridge between the two. When their experiences on the bridge seem to grow outside the scope of reality, they must work with each other to try to end the haunting of the bridge. Overall: 4General Thoughts: I don't read much from the thriller/paranormal type category, but something about the description sucked me in. Overall, I am satisfied with my reading experience. Richards has created a great book for people hesitant to stray from the contemporary genres, adding elements from the mystery/thriller/paranormal categories without inundating them. But, really, at the core of all this is the romantic relationship of Paige and Theo, the bridge and its hauntings always plays second fiddle. While I didn't think the stakes were ever high enough to bill it as a "thriller" as some sites have, and I wouldn't put it so closely with mental illness fiction books as some descriptions do because there are too many other elements effecting that at play here, it does create an interesting crossover for people looking for something new without straying too far from their genre of choice.Characters: 4 I enjoyed getting to read Paige and Theo. Paige is wound up tight and anxious, and she tries to manage it, but it creeps into her life in ways she can't control. Of course, this makes her very uncomfortable, and this leads her many times to question her sanity and later her worth.Theo is a free spirit and all over the place. He too is striving for a normal balance in his life, but he never has quite as intense self loathing feelings coming from his issues as Paige does. They make interesting individuals to study as well as in their relationship because of this as they come to find that much of their relationship is built on the foundation of finding comfort in others who face difficult issues as well.Plot: 4 I would have not classified this as a thriller because the adrenaline was not held at a consistent enough high, and, honestly, after the first section, it lost most of its page turning appeal. The problem seemed to come with how long Richards chose to stretch out the middle without providing any new content. The chapters started to all sound the same, making me wonder if I was ever getting to the next plot point, not that they weren't well written, just repetitive.Writing: 4 I enjoyed Richard's style overall. I think she painted a great picture of the characters, their realities, and the tiny towns they lived in. She strikes a happy medium with the different elements she thinks to pull on, and most things she employed worked well. The only big problem I saw was in the pacing of the story and the deep slump just after the halfway point. I think that the book could have been a bit shorter and had a stronger effect.
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  • Mandi Wasmer
    January 1, 1970
    *lets out a sigh* So this book. It's taken me a while to really think about what to say about this book, because I don't know if I liked it or not. And I'm not sure I fully understood everything that was happening either. Is that good? Is that bad? No idea. But I'll try my best to give you my spoiler-free review anyway.We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is a YA novel that follows Theo and Paige, two teenagers seemingly bound together by a lifelong friendship, a terrible accident, and a brid *lets out a sigh* So this book. It's taken me a while to really think about what to say about this book, because I don't know if I liked it or not. And I'm not sure I fully understood everything that was happening either. Is that good? Is that bad? No idea. But I'll try my best to give you my spoiler-free review anyway.We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is a YA novel that follows Theo and Paige, two teenagers seemingly bound together by a lifelong friendship, a terrible accident, and a bridge. When you pick up this book, at first glance it may seem like horror, but it was so much more than that, and it was scary for unexpected reasons. That's because Theo and Paige both have mental disorders. Theo has ODD and ADHD and Paige is crippled by anxiety. Throughout the story these conditions dramatically impact the course of the plot as Theo and Paige get wrapped up in their illnesses, each other, and what is happening to them.After a traumatic accident at a local bridge, Paige and Theo spend the summer apart, with Paige in a summer science program and Theo working construction with his uncle. Mysteriously, the two are drawn back to one another as flashbacks from that fateful night begin to haunt them. Voices, strange items, and danger become more prevalent the nearer they are to the bridge (where Theo has a construction project and Paige is testing water samples). These paranormal happenings draw the couple together again while simultaneously tearing them apart, culminating in an event that will end it all for good.I enjoyed how this book was split into the point of view of both Paige and Theo, and it was a quick read that kept me on-edge the entire time. The ending was a little anticlimactic, so I was disappointed by that. And I'm still not completely sure which parts were actually paranormal vs which parts were mental health related. In addition, I had some unanswered questions about two of the minor characters, Melanie and Gabriel. I think I may need to reread this one to really put my finger on how I feel about it overall.I will add that I LOVED this book as an advocate for the importance of mental health and caring for yourself. Seeing the characters (Paige especially) struggle with their conditions helps the reader understand what life is like for someone with a mental illness. As a diagnosed sufferer of anxiety myself (although not nearly as crippling as Paige), it was nice to see the truth represented of how anxiety can make anything seem like the truth, no matter how far-fetched or unrealistic it may seem to an outsider.We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards hits shelves on October 3, 2017!Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 starsThanks to Sourcebooks Fire for an advance copy of this book to review!
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    I love when the weather changes in to Autumn/Fall and things get darker and colder quicker. It means my book tastes change just a little, for the darker, more sinister kind of read. We All Fall Down is wrote by Natalie D Richards whom I've read several books of before. I like her writing style and although I have never rated any of her books above a 3/3.5 stars I would like to say this is my favourite to date. We all Fall Down definitely fits into a few categories. Its a YA, there's a hint of ro I love when the weather changes in to Autumn/Fall and things get darker and colder quicker. It means my book tastes change just a little, for the darker, more sinister kind of read. We All Fall Down is wrote by Natalie D Richards whom I've read several books of before. I like her writing style and although I have never rated any of her books above a 3/3.5 stars I would like to say this is my favourite to date. We all Fall Down definitely fits into a few categories. Its a YA, there's a hint of romance, mental health (Anxiety, ODD, ADHD)and a supernatural feel which is perfect for the change in seasons when you want something a little spookier. I don't want to give anything away but will say if you are put off by supernatural books please still give this one a try. The underlying message to this book is a good one. I liked the cover which I felt sets the book up nicely.I really liked Theo's character. I loved how he saw him self, through all the faults because of his issues (ODD and ADHD). He was so much more than that and his caring side for Paige the bond felt real and jumped off the pages for me. I admit I preferred the chapters in his voice. He was funny, honest yet there was that naughtiness to him too. Paige who has (I want to say almost) crippling anxiety is someone I can really relate too. Although my anxiety didn't hit till I was 19 I understood her triggers, irrational thinking and second guessing herself. I was annoyed by her a lot though. Even though she knew how Theo felt there was still that 'blame' about the fight that she kept holding over him, almost like it was intentional. It made me like her less I admit. I will say Theo and Paige's mental health issues were dealt with very well in this book, I feel Natalie did her research. I don't feel they were glorified and felt they were wrote for the audience in an honest voice. The story has a good pace although I think with the end it felt a little drawn out and then rushed. The last 12% of the book was like a speeding train. It was so fast that my mind felt like it was racing. When so much went into the build up to the events at the end I felt it was a shame to rush it, which is why the book lost .5 there otherwise this could have been a 4 star for me.I do rate this book and recommend it to those who like a YA read but also those who like contemporary pieces with a spooky feel. 3.5 stars.
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  • Kristi Housman
    January 1, 1970
    We All Fall down was pretty hard to put down at times. It was a strange story, but I just kept wanting to read. The story is told by two people, Paige and Theo. Both of them are pretty flawed and the book deals with a lot of mental health issues. Paige had been in love with her best friend, Theo, for awhile, but he never seemed interested. One night, they are heading to a party and Theo decides to tell Paige he loves her. But Paige is at the party to see another boy. Theo gets drunk, starts to f We All Fall down was pretty hard to put down at times. It was a strange story, but I just kept wanting to read. The story is told by two people, Paige and Theo. Both of them are pretty flawed and the book deals with a lot of mental health issues. Paige had been in love with her best friend, Theo, for awhile, but he never seemed interested. One night, they are heading to a party and Theo decides to tell Paige he loves her. But Paige is at the party to see another boy. Theo gets drunk, starts to fight with the boy, and hits Paige instead. Paige loses teeth and has a small fracture in her jaw.Time goes by and neither of them speak. Paige goes to a summer program for science and Theo works with his uncle. They are both right by the haunted bridge from that night. Theo has to work on it and starts hearing voices. That night keeps replaying over and over. Paige starts receiving items she lost that night. They run into each other and everything gets intense.Paige is struggling with paranoia, anxiety, and sleepwalking. She’s struggling to keep it together. Theo meets a young kid, Gabriel, who starts studying to find out the history of the bridge and its ghosts.Paige and Theo both still love each other, but they have to decide if their relationship can be healed and if it’s worth fighting for.“We brought out the worst in each other before. Enabled all the wrong behaviors.”They need to relive that night and see if they can move past it. Both need help that the meds they are on aren’t fixing.“When are we ever ready to let go? The past feels safe. Sometimes you have to push past safe to get to healthy.”I really enjoyed this book. There were parts that annoyed me a bit, but overall, it was really good. I gave this 4 stars.We All Fall Down will be released October 3rd 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire. I received a digital copy for review from Edelweiss+.https://confessionsofayareader.wordpr...
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I had only briefly read over the synopsis and had not looked into anything else about the book or about the author. In a way, I went into this book blind and I think that it helped me to enjoy it even more. I was able to appreciate the seamless way that the author was able to incorporate paranormal/horror elements because I didn't know that it would incorporate them. It felt realistic despite these elements which I believe made it more enjoyable than othe I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I had only briefly read over the synopsis and had not looked into anything else about the book or about the author. In a way, I went into this book blind and I think that it helped me to enjoy it even more. I was able to appreciate the seamless way that the author was able to incorporate paranormal/horror elements because I didn't know that it would incorporate them. It felt realistic despite these elements which I believe made it more enjoyable than other books that have tried to accomplish this. This book was a creepy thrill ride for sure! I found myself second guessing what was real and was made up in the characters heads much like the main characters in the story. Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down nor did I want to! I was immediately drawn into the book by the interesting, flawed main characters who had serious issues with no idea how to cope with them. Theo was impulsive and acted without thinking of the consequences of his actions and Paige had crippling anxiety that she attempted to block out and avoid. The tension throughout the book was palpable between these two characters and felt for each of them as the book progressed. I had no idea what was going to happen throughout the book and the author surprised me on numerous occasions throughout the book.The book was not perfect but it was easy to overlook certain details due to the amount of enjoyment I received from reading it. I would have liked to have been able to understand how the conclusion was reached about the someone/something that is trying to make the main characters relive the night that everything went sideways. I felt like I needed more of an explanation in order to understand what was happening. Everyone in the book just seemed to accept the answer that was given without questioning it even though I didn't feel like all the characters had a full understanding of the issue. https://fictionedtodeath.blogspot.com...
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is a suspenseful young adult novel with a few supernatural elements.Theo Quinn and Paige Vinton-Young are best friends who rely heavily on each other to help deal with their respective mental health issues. Theo is struggling with a fairly severe problem with ADHD and he has gone through a host of medications to try to help manage his disorder. Paige has been plagued with rather intense anxiety from a young age.  Just as Paige is ready to move on from her We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is a suspenseful young adult novel with a few supernatural elements.Theo Quinn and Paige Vinton-Young are best friends who rely heavily on each other to help deal with their respective mental health issues. Theo is struggling with a fairly severe problem with ADHD and he has gone through a host of medications to try to help manage his disorder. Paige has been plagued with rather intense anxiety from a young age.  Just as Paige is ready to move on from her unrequited crush for Theo, he realizes he has feelings for her.  Attending a party together one night, Theo jealously lashes out at the guy she is interested in and when Paige attempts to stop him, things go horribly wrong.  Six months later, they are estranged but when both of them begin experiencing eerie occurrences that are connected to that fateful night, will Paige and Theo reunite in order to discover the truth about what is happening to them?Paige's parents are extremely overprotective and due to their strong influence over her after the events with Theo, she cannot trust her instincts about him.  Trying to respect their wishes, she has cut Theo completely out of her life.  When she begins finding objects associated with the night things went so drastically wrong between them, Paige wants to give Theo the benefit of the doubt, but she is having difficulty deciding whether to trust Theo or listen to her parents.Theo is spending the summer with his uncle Denny who understands all too well some of the problems his nephew is going through. Theo is committed to adhering to his new medication regimen and when he begins experiencing unexplained phenomena, he cannot figure out whether it is side effects from the meds or something more sinister. He accidentally runs into Paige one day which sets the stage for a possible reunion, but Paige's trust issues remain a source of conflict between them. We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is a rather slow moving novel with likable characters that seem defined by their respective mental health issues. The storyline is initially intriguing but it becomes a little repetitive as Theo tries to make sense of what is happening to him. Paige's parents' interference in her life is also extremely exasperating due to their lack of faith in her ability to manage her anxiety and day to day life. The supernatural element falls a little flat as does the explanation for Paige's discoveries.   The conclusion is a little rushed but all of the loose ends are nicely tied up.
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  • Rachael
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVE NATALIE D. RICHARDS' BOOKS.We All Fall Down was everything I wanted and more. You know how annoying it is when an author is trying to be more relatable so they give the main character anxiety and it's reallllly uncomfortably poorly written and it feels like they just read the wiki page for it and called it good? This book has the most accurate portrayal of anxiety that I have ever read. It wasn't forced at all. You know how annoying it is when a relationship in a book is clearly unhealthy I LOVE NATALIE D. RICHARDS' BOOKS.We All Fall Down was everything I wanted and more. You know how annoying it is when an author is trying to be more relatable so they give the main character anxiety and it's reallllly uncomfortably poorly written and it feels like they just read the wiki page for it and called it good? This book has the most accurate portrayal of anxiety that I have ever read. It wasn't forced at all. You know how annoying it is when a relationship in a book is clearly unhealthy, yet the characters and the author and even some readers consider it the greatest love story of all time? This book had characters that actually recognized that their relationship is codependent and unhealthy. I was astounded. Finally a book that deals with real stuff in such an honest way.I loved everything about this book. It was suspenseful, beautifully written, and it made me laugh and made me cry. The characters were so real and flawed and my heart ached for Paige and for Theo. I could feel what the characters were feeling and see what they're seeing. It was one of those books where throughout the entire thing you're sitting there thinking, I just want them to be happy, while simultaneously crying your eyes out. We All Fall Down had a plot line that grabbed onto my attention and didn't let go until the last page. There were so many twists and turns that I loved and the climax was heartbreaking and frightening and I. Loved. It. until the very last page. There are so many wonderful aspects of this book that I genuinely think anyone could read it and enjoy it. Natalie D. Richards will always be one of my favorite authors for one simple reason: she writes perfect books. That's it. I love every book that she publishes even more than the last.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Theo and Paige have been BFFs forever. He's secretly loved her, and she's secretly loved him, and the one night that he decides he's going to tell her how he feels, things go horribly awry.Now, months later, each feels drawn to the site where their friendship ended, a bridge that beckons them in weird, creepy ways. Theo is trying to stay away from Paige because of what happened, and she prefers it that way. But the bridge seems to want them together.Mixing the supernatural with the real, Natalie Theo and Paige have been BFFs forever. He's secretly loved her, and she's secretly loved him, and the one night that he decides he's going to tell her how he feels, things go horribly awry.Now, months later, each feels drawn to the site where their friendship ended, a bridge that beckons them in weird, creepy ways. Theo is trying to stay away from Paige because of what happened, and she prefers it that way. But the bridge seems to want them together.Mixing the supernatural with the real, Natalie Richards tells a weird, sometimes off-putting romance. You think you want Theo and Paige back together, but then you wonder if they really should be. Is theirs a healthy relationship? Are these two sounded, broken people better off together or separate?I'm still not sure I know the answer to that.On the other hand, Paige and Theo need each other in ways that only they can fix. No one else understands them the way they understand each other, and no one else supports them.Richards wants you to sympathize with Theo, who has severe ADHD. He's on a cocktail of medications, and he's quirky enough that he has difficulty making friends. Plus, he's on probation for the incident that led to the end of his and Paige's friendship, which also causes problems. You also need to sympathize with Paige, who suffers from nearly debilitating anxiety.So these two are apart, but someone - some thing - wants them back together. Weird things ensue.Richards keeps you wondering what's going on and who's behind it all, and, more importantly why. She's smart enough to know that when you're dealing with something like the supernatural, there are no easy answers, nor does there tend to be a sense of closure. Theo and Paige might be the embodiment of that concept.
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  • Kristin
    January 1, 1970
    ORIGINAL POST: http://www.nerdprobs.com/books/book-r...**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**To be completely up front, this book should be labeled sci-fi and mystery, thriller and falls under YA Fiction. I was not aware there was a sci-fi twist in this book when I decided to read it. Had I been aware, I likely would not have picked it up because sci-fi is not my absolute favorite. However, with that said, I will say I was fairly sur ORIGINAL POST: http://www.nerdprobs.com/books/book-r...**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**To be completely up front, this book should be labeled sci-fi and mystery, thriller and falls under YA Fiction. I was not aware there was a sci-fi twist in this book when I decided to read it. Had I been aware, I likely would not have picked it up because sci-fi is not my absolute favorite. However, with that said, I will say I was fairly surprised. We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards follows two stories that intertwine throughout. Theo and Paige were friends, but after a horrific accident they no longer speak. However, life seems to want them together and finds ways to draw them to each other. Having reviewed Richards books before, I was familiar with her writing style and knew she was good at keeping the flow of the story. Their were no parts that lost it's power or felt forced. We All Fall Down kept the same pace throughout. From the beginning there was drama and mystery, as well as action to keep me engaged. Paige was a bit of an annoying character, in my opinion. She was constantly telling Theo he shouldn't be near her, but then showing up places and acting like she wanted him near. Aside from Paige's crazy behavior and the scifi portion, We All Fall Down was a great read and flowed very nicely. The characters were well written and back stories were thought out and summarized well to give just enough information for us to base our story on. If you are into a twists and turns science fiction story, We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is for you.
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  • Kimberley
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of We All Fall Down, by Natalie Richards, from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. What if your every emotion suddenly became personified? What if those emotions were tied to the worst moment in your life, and also to the person you love the most?We All Fall Down takes a deeper look at what it feels like to be overwhelmed by the symptoms of ODD, ADHD, and Anxiety. Paige and Theo are connected by love, but they're also co-dependent on each other. An unfortunate incident I received an ARC of We All Fall Down, by Natalie Richards, from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. What if your every emotion suddenly became personified? What if those emotions were tied to the worst moment in your life, and also to the person you love the most?We All Fall Down takes a deeper look at what it feels like to be overwhelmed by the symptoms of ODD, ADHD, and Anxiety. Paige and Theo are connected by love, but they're also co-dependent on each other. An unfortunate incident on a "haunted bridge" separates them for a time, but later acts as the catalyst that brings them together. The story that follows is one of how the two come to cope with the damage left behind while also learning to move forward in a healthy way. I felt the story was sensitive to the conditions of ODD, ADHD, and Anxiety. However, I also felt it was too long and I often found myself wanting to skip to the end of someOf the more drawn out chapters. Theo and Paige seemed far too attached to be healthy and it was often difficult to note the line, but that also seemed difficult for the characters as well.I'm not sure if this book was meant to delve into the supernatural or just give metaphorical meaning to the inner struggle of those whose story it told, but the use of the bridge seemed unnecessary--a bit overplayed.It was a decent read and held my interest for the most part.
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  • Taylor Bright
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Netgalley and Natalie D. Richards for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is an exciting new psychological thriller that I knew I had to get my hands on when I read the synopsis.We follow Paige and Theo, childhood friends, as they deal with the aftermath of the "incident" on the town's haunted bridge and how it ruined their friendship.I wish we had gotten some more glimpses of their relationship before the action started beca Thank you to Netgalley and Natalie D. Richards for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards is an exciting new psychological thriller that I knew I had to get my hands on when I read the synopsis.We follow Paige and Theo, childhood friends, as they deal with the aftermath of the "incident" on the town's haunted bridge and how it ruined their friendship.I wish we had gotten some more glimpses of their relationship before the action started because we really didn't get much and I feel like I would've connected more to both characters and their relationship if we had gotten just a little more. But, I really enjoyed both characters and thought they were pretty well done and both POVs were nice and had their own voices. The teenage mental health aspects were well represented, at least the anxiety was I can't really speak for the others that were implemented, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rep of the anxiety in Paige.The plot, or the mystery, was well rounded and the pace was perfect for this novel. It held my interest and the novel was extremely hard to put down at times. I enjoyed the relationship aspects of Theo and Paige as well.This book is definitely one I'd recommend if you're in the mood for an excellent thriller/suspense YA novel!
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  • Shannon Waugh
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you @kidlitexchange for providing me with the free review copy of this book. In return, I am providing an honest review- all opinions in this post are my own. We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards4.5/5 🌟 Theo and Paige have been best friends for years, up until one random night when it all crumbled. They are both secretly in love with the other, but neither wants to admit it. Then, one fateful, traumatic night, their relationship shatters due to a very unfortunate accident.Months later, Thank you @kidlitexchange for providing me with the free review copy of this book. In return, I am providing an honest review- all opinions in this post are my own. We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards4.5/5 🌟 Theo and Paige have been best friends for years, up until one random night when it all crumbled. They are both secretly in love with the other, but neither wants to admit it. Then, one fateful, traumatic night, their relationship shatters due to a very unfortunate accident.Months later, they meet again and this time it involves a “haunted” bridge that makes them both relive the horrible night repeatedly.After many strange and seemingly supernatural events, they come to realize it is their own traumatic history that haunts them. In the end, they decide to make a fresh start and let go of the chains of the past that are holding them and their relationship down. This book is definitely a great YA read because of the different aspects of anxiety, ADHD, and OCD presented to us in these characters. I was a little bit disappointed that the supernatural concept wasn’t more “real”. I love a good supernatural thriller, so that could just be me 😊 All in all, I enjoyed this book.
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  • Victoria Bunce
    January 1, 1970
    Please note: I received a copy of WE ALL FALL DOWN from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Five stars and here’s why:Natalie D. Richards wrote a psychological thriller/romantic suspense YA story that kept me riveted to my chair. I simply dropped everything until I finished the entire book. The pacing is fabulous, the plot unique, the hero and heroine believable – their voices are spot on for this genre, and the supernatural element gave me chills whenever I least expected it. Well played Please note: I received a copy of WE ALL FALL DOWN from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Five stars and here’s why:Natalie D. Richards wrote a psychological thriller/romantic suspense YA story that kept me riveted to my chair. I simply dropped everything until I finished the entire book. The pacing is fabulous, the plot unique, the hero and heroine believable – their voices are spot on for this genre, and the supernatural element gave me chills whenever I least expected it. Well played, Ms. Richards. Well played.Paige and Theo share a childhood friendship that borders on co-dependency much to the dismay of their families. The story delves deep into the teenage angst of first love and combines it with both teens battling his and her own mental health issues of ADHD, ODD, and anxiety. Ms. Richards did her homework and the result is a very believable story about two teens living with some very big challenges. In a nutshell: after a horrifying event on the town’s “haunted bridge” rips their friendship to shreds, an unexpected incident with the “haunted bridge” is the catalyst to bring them back together. This story blew me away. It's told in alternating POV’s and it’s phenomenal. Highly recommend!
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  • Leigh Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! The haunted bridge is a wonderfully spooky backdrop for this story, with it’s dark history, and small town secrets. The author does a great job building the mystery of the bridge, and with the character’s personal growth throughout the story. Each character tells their story from their own point of view, which I really enjoyed. I loved how exploring the history of the bridge tied into the characters finding insight into themselves. As they uncovered each layer of the bridge’s I loved this book! The haunted bridge is a wonderfully spooky backdrop for this story, with it’s dark history, and small town secrets. The author does a great job building the mystery of the bridge, and with the character’s personal growth throughout the story. Each character tells their story from their own point of view, which I really enjoyed. I loved how exploring the history of the bridge tied into the characters finding insight into themselves. As they uncovered each layer of the bridge’s eerie secrets, they also uncovered how they felt about each other, and gained more understanding of their respective disorders. That alone made the story riveting, but Theo and Paige’s chemistry was also amazing. They are like flint and steel, striking lots of sparks when they’re together. Star-crossed, and yet, forever bonded by the good and bad memories they share. Their love is bittersweet, complicated, and very real. All in all, a wonderful read!
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  • Ainslee || Jest and Hearts
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 this is the first Natalie D. Richards book I have read! I really enjoyed this book I thought the portrayal of anxiety and ADHD was done well and the story captivated me. I'm not a huge fan of alternating perspectives in a book but this was done really well and I found myself intrigued and wanting to keep reading both characters point of views(rare I feel this way). I could really connect with Paige due to the way her anxiety manifests and the fact she is interested in science which isn't s 3.5/5 this is the first Natalie D. Richards book I have read! I really enjoyed this book I thought the portrayal of anxiety and ADHD was done well and the story captivated me. I'm not a huge fan of alternating perspectives in a book but this was done really well and I found myself intrigued and wanting to keep reading both characters point of views(rare I feel this way). I could really connect with Paige due to the way her anxiety manifests and the fact she is interested in science which isn't seen too often in books and it was refreshing. The story was interesting although it could get confusing at some points if you aren't pay attention to what is really going on. The way I interpreted this book is about that battle of inner demons and overcoming your fear of them before it takes control. Overall I would recommend this book to someone who is interested in a slightly darker contemporary if someone interested in mental health. Copy was provided via Netgalley
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    ******Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley.Natalie D. Richards is one of my favorite authors when I want a good thriller or suspense. This book did not disappoint. I really thought it was fantastic. Theo and Paige were lifelong friends until one terrible night that changed everything. Both characters were dealing with not only the aftermath of the terrible night, but mental illness as well which contributed to how the characters dealt ******Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley.Natalie D. Richards is one of my favorite authors when I want a good thriller or suspense. This book did not disappoint. I really thought it was fantastic. Theo and Paige were lifelong friends until one terrible night that changed everything. Both characters were dealing with not only the aftermath of the terrible night, but mental illness as well which contributed to how the characters dealt with the situation. The portrayal of anxiety and ADHD in this book was very believable and you could not help but empathize with both characters. I really enjoyed the alternating perspectives because you really got into what each character was going through. This book kept me on my toes and had me guessing what was going to happen right until the end!
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  • Deanna Refling
    January 1, 1970
    Paige and Theo, the main characters of the book, have been friends for a long time. As we read the book we see the events of the story alternately through each of their eyes. Each of them has their own issues, Paige has anxiety attacks and Theo has ADHD. One terrible night Theo accidentally injured Paige and ended up on probation just as he discovers that he has romantic feelings for her. The book deals with the power of their relationship and a strange energy between them that causes them to he Paige and Theo, the main characters of the book, have been friends for a long time. As we read the book we see the events of the story alternately through each of their eyes. Each of them has their own issues, Paige has anxiety attacks and Theo has ADHD. One terrible night Theo accidentally injured Paige and ended up on probation just as he discovers that he has romantic feelings for her. The book deals with the power of their relationship and a strange energy between them that causes them to hear conversations and see events that took place in the past. Eventually they figure out what’s causing these strange occurrences and are able to move forward. I liked the book and was intrigued by the events that at first seemed to be supernatural occurrences. The story also showed us that friendships and even romantic relationships can occur between people who may seem to be unlikely matches.
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  • Amanda Caravello
    January 1, 1970
    This is not the first book I've read by Natalie Richards and it's not going to be the last either. This novel is definitely what I would saw a little different than the other novel's she's written but it still entrapped me from the beginning. I loved the alternating chapters that changed the POV from Theo and Paige. This gives the readers such a good look at both views of the past and present. The two characters both have mental health issues and Richards does a fantastic job in the representati This is not the first book I've read by Natalie Richards and it's not going to be the last either. This novel is definitely what I would saw a little different than the other novel's she's written but it still entrapped me from the beginning. I loved the alternating chapters that changed the POV from Theo and Paige. This gives the readers such a good look at both views of the past and present. The two characters both have mental health issues and Richards does a fantastic job in the representation of these problems that the characters face. They are two relatable and interesting characters. The plot itself had me enticed from the very beginning as I stayed up all night to start and finish this book. I definitely would recommend this novel and the rest of Natalie Richard's novels to others. My copy was provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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