Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All Fall Down, by Ally Carter - OPTIONAL

Carter, Ally All Fall Down, 310 p. Scholastic, 2015.  $18.  Violence: PG; Mature Content: G; Language: G.  

Grace grew up in the American embassy in Adria, until a few years ago, when her mother was murdered in front of her - but no one believes Grace when she talks about the strange man with the scar who murdered her mother that day.  Grace’s father works for the military and has to go on assignment, so Grace has to go back to Adria.  But Grace is a wreck - a moving, breathing trainwreck who has ceased to think before she does anything, so her first days are filled with wild flailing that leaves damage - international wreckage - in her wake.  To Grace, the only thing that matters is proving that she is right.  

Grace is so damaged that it is painful to read her story.  She is so willing to hurt anyone and everyone that I wasn’t sure that I even liked her very much.  The end was twisted in just the right way that I am willing to read number two when it comes out. 

MS - OPTIONAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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