Happy Book Birthday to THE UPSIDE OF FALLING DOWN

January 30th, 2018 • Renee Nyen

Happy release day to Rebekah Crane’s THE UPSIDE OF FALLING DOWN. This is such a beautiful, fun, heart-felt book!

For Clementine Haas, finding herself is more than a nice idea. Ever since she woke up in an Irish hospital with complete amnesia, self-discovery has become her mission.

They tell her she’s the lone survivor of a plane crash. They tell her she’s lucky to be alive. But she doesn’t feel lucky. She feels…lost.

With the relentless Irish press bearing down on her, and a father she may not even recognize on his way from America to take her home, Clementine assumes a new identity and enlists a blue-eyed Irish stranger, Kieran O’Connell, to help her escape her forgotten life…and start a new one.

Hiding out in the sleepy town of Waterville, Ireland, Clementine discovers there’s an upside to a life that’s fallen apart. But as her lies grow, so does her affection for Kieran, and the truth about her identity becomes harder and harder to reveal, forcing Clementine to decide: Can she leave her past behind for a new love she’ll never forget?

 

“[An] appealing love story that provides romantics with many swoon-worthy moments.” Publishers Weekly

“Using the device of Clementine’s amnesia, Crane explores themes of freedom and self-determination…Readers will respond to [Clementine’s] testing of new waters. A light exploration of existential themes.” Kirkus Reviews

“[R]eaders glimpse a new side of Ireland. Clementine is a resilient heroine…The book ultimately rewards…” Booklist

“This quickly paced work will be enjoyed by teens interested in independence, love, self-discovery, and drama.” School Library Journal

“Crane’s contemporary YA offers a light take on heavy issues…a charming Irish setting with a sweet romance and brooding hero…” —RT Book Reviews

“First love, starting over, finding herself—the story is hopeful and romantic.” Denver Life

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