Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.
Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.
Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie's face.
Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves "To Kill a Mockingbird" as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can't help but listen.
The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie's discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.
My thoughts: The first thing I loved about this story was the writing style. I’ve never read a book written by Chelsea before and it totally sucked me in from the very beginning! Then, the pace is neither too slow, nor too fast. It’s perfectly created to show the angst and the emotions of the characters.
Lottie’s love and devotion for her broken best friend made my heart melt. Having to see what’s left of Lexie after the accident was extremely hard, that's why she’s full of guilt and pain. But she has Will, her twin, and Simon by her side. They both love her and would do anything to make her feel better, even if they know the only thing she wants is to see the Parker Brothers suffer. Little does she know that one of them already does, a lot.
once people decided what they thought of you, that was it. You'd been judged. You got a stamp on your forehead that you could never wash off.
Zan can’t forget the night of the accident. He’s suffering a lot, fighting his inner demons all by himself, managing to also help his selfish, insufferable prick of a brother out of trouble. And the worst part of all is that he doesn’t have the courage to tell Lottie the truth.
I liked Zan from the start, and the fact that he tells his part of the story as well made his feelings more real. I found myself wanting to hug him most of the time, even if he was guilty in many ways.
I rolled over onto my back and watched the rain fall, letting it slap my face and run into my mouth and down my cheeks. Putting my arms out, I begged for the rain to somehow wash me away. Wash the last two years away. Wash away the memories and all the shit that happened until I was back to the way I’d been.
I found this book to be very well balanced. Chelsea’s writing style is very touching and realistic. You’ll find everything in there: love, hate, friendship, and even the right amount of fun.
I also liked the supporting characters, all except Zack, of course. I mean who wouldn’t dislike him? He’s the complete opposite of Zan: annoying, self-centered, hurting all the people who love him.
Deeper We Fall is all about self-forgiveness and trying to cope with the way other people see you. But in the end, all that matters is the way you see yourself.
You were born with wings.You are not meant for crawling, so don't.You have wings.Learn to use them and fly.Happy Reading!
About the author:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
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