Review: Freefall

How do you come back from the point of no return?

Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend Isaac alive, and the first to find him dead. It was just another night, just another party, just another time where Isaac drank too much and passed out on the lawn. Only this time, Isaac didn’t wake up.

Convinced that his own actions led to his friend’s death, Seth is torn between turning his life around . . . or losing himself completely.

Then he meets Rosetta: so beautiful and so different from everything and everyone he’s ever known. But Rosetta has secrets of her own, and Seth will soon realize he isn’t the only one who needs saving . . .–From Goodreads

Mindi Scott’s Freefall is a wonderful addition to contemporary realistic YA fiction. Scott portrays the light and dark sides of the high school social scene. Her writing is raw and vivid, filled with dialogue that brought me back to my own high school days. Seth and Rosetta are beautiful main characters, revealing the resilience of teens who have dealt with tragedy and loss. While the two teens come from opposite sides of the tracks, so to speak, both struggle with phobias and guilt caused by the deaths of people close to them. Seth, in particular, finds his life spiraling downward in the aftermath of his best friend’s death. Seth and Rosetta inspire each other to work through their problems, but do so without the book ever coming across as forced, cheesy, or moralistic. Scott’s writing is real and matter-of-fact, at times reminding me of C.K. Kelly Martin, especially given the frequent music references. Freefall is a fantastic debut novel, and I’m looking forward to seeing what Scott comes out with next.

Be on the lookout for a guest post closer to Freefall’s release. In the meantime, if you would like a gorgeous Freefall bookmark, leave a comment or shoot me an email with your address. I have a few that I would be happy to share.


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