Friday, October 15, 2010


Mindi Scott was born in and lives in the state of Washington. I was born in and live in the state of Washington. Mindi's debut YA novel, FREEFALL, is set in the state of Washington. My YA novel (yet to be published), DREAM SMASHERS, is set in the state of Washington. Mindi Scott is a vegetarian. Me too (except I don't eat dairy). She went to high school in Washington and likes the band Blind Melon. Me too! I had to read FREEFALL based on these similarities, because, well, I LOVE the state of Washington, and I love YA, and I love similarities.

Wow. Just wow. If ever you want to read a novel that captures your heart on the first page and holds you hostage until the very last page and for several days after, read FREEFALL. The realistic characters (If I could go back in time and invent a boyfriend, I'd totally invent Seth. Sigh.), beautiful and sometimes quirky writing, and the gritty emotions that ring true to real life will make you laugh and cry and cheer. For real. I think I'll marry this book.

Summary from the author's website:

"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 . . ."

Gosh darn it, even the video gave me chills.

RATING: Why Don't You Marry It?

Peace out.

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