Fall from Grace

“I need you to steal something for me.”

Grace always has a plan. There’s her plan to get famous, her plan to get rich, and–above all–her plan to have fun.

Sawyer has plenty of plans, too. Plans made for him by his mother, his father, his girlfriend. Maybe they aren’t his plans, but they are plans.

When Sawyer meets Grace, he wonders if he should come up with a few plans himself. Plans about what he actually wants to be, plans to speak his own mind for a change, plans to maybe help Grace with a little art theft.

Wait a minute–plans to what?

From Charles Benoit, acclaimed author of you, comes a witty and unsettling tale of two high school seniors planning the job of a lifetime.

I had the incredible opportunity to read an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy, which is a copy of a book which has not been published yet been fully edited) of Fall from Grace. So, please keep in mind, the copy of this book that I read, may not be the same as you have or will read, because mine was not fully edited.

This is a very quick enjoyable read, until you reach the end. In fact, the majority of the book reminded me of a John Green book (which is one of my highest praises) but once I finished it, I honestly had no idea what happened. Even right now, as I am writing this review I m not sure what happened in the end.  It was very confusing and lowered my opinion of the book as a whole. A lot. One of the most important things in a book is the ending.  It wraps the story and when you close the book (or turn of the e-reader, depeanding on how you are reading) you think about the ending, because that is the last thing about the book you read. Fall from Grace, did not have a satisfactory ending. It left a lot of things up in the air (which I generally like, but in this case it made it more confusing.) and it did not fully explain alot of things it discussed. Like the end of Grace’s story.  It mentioned her general fate, but did not explain how this fate occurred.

I give Fall from Grace 4 out of 5.  If the ending had fully explained EVERYTHING it mentioned, I would have given it a 5. Overall, a great book, but not very explanatory.

Edit: upon closer examination, the ending confused on my own fault. I misinterpreted what was being said, but a reread quickly cleared it up! 🙂 I loved this book so very much, it reminded me of a John Green book in more than one way. I highly recommend it, even if the ending kind of broke my heart. 🙂 so, I’m changing my rating to 5 out of 5 stars.

Maddie

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