Falling Into Place is a heartbreaking story of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl, Liz Emerson.
Liz planned her death, she’d crash her car and kill herself. The story unravels in a very different way. You’ll know more about Liz and the different characters and their lives as the story progresses through flashbacks.
Here are my favorite quotes from the book:
“She wished to be happy, and fell asleep with an entire sky above her.”
“I wish second chances were real.”
“Because Liz Emerson held so much darkness within her that closing her eyes didn’t make much of a difference at all.”
“Well, hello, darling with the ocean eyes,
How many secrets keep us apart?
A sea of poems, a field of sighs,
Can I cross and return to the start?”
“Funny things, aren’t they? People. They only believed in what they could see. Appearances were all that mattered, and no one would ever care what she was like on the inside. No one cared that she was breaking apart.”
“It’s never too late to change. Every day is a blank page, and your story has yet to be written.”
Amy Zhang‘s debut novel is beautiful. Fresh and well thought of. It reminds us how moments are precious and that everyone has their own way of grieving.