Expected Published Date: March 1st, 2012
Finished Date: February 5th, 2012
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
Source: For Review
The Blurb from Goodreads: When River auditions for a part in an interschool performance of Romeo and Juliet, she finds herself smitten by Flynn, the boy playing Romeo. But Flynn comes from a damaged family—is he even capable of giving River what she wants? The path of true love never did run smooth . . .This is real life, not a rehearsal...
The Review: Falling Fast is a sweet, loveable and compelling read which is ideal for a lazy Sunday afternoon - especially if you’re looking for a quick and easy read. It follows the story of River and Flynn, who meet by starring in a school production of Romeo and Juliet and head into a whirlwind and emotional relationship.
With this being my first book by author Sophie McKenzie, I didn’t really know what to expect but I’m eager to try some of her other books now because Falling Fast really left me satisfied. From the start I immediately connected with book and the characters and found myself eager to finish it.
River is a really likable character, although a little naïve and doesn’t have much confidence in herself; she’s very sweet and a die hard romantic too. She’s looking for the love of her life and when she meets Flynn, she believes it’s him. Now Flynn, he’s a broody character but also very handsome. He’s sweet, kind and loveable but there is a dark side to him. He’s had a hard life and it reflects in his personality. I really do love him but I have to admit, I’m also worried about him going off the deep end. But Flynn and River together = VERY CUTE!
I'm really excited that this is going to be a series because even though the author finished the book on a good ending, I'm not ready to leave these characters behind. BUT I wish it was sooner than 2013! The wait is going to kill me!
Overall, Falling Fast is a perfect example of a young adult contemporary novel and I cannot wait to read more.