Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Book Review: Freefall

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...

From Goodreads)

Cover Inspection:
The breaking glass really caught my eye! It's gorgeous!

First Thoughts:
Poor poor Seth.


My Review:
Beautiful. Absolutely and utterly beautiful. This book made my heart sing! It isn't often I stumble upon a book that deals with such a serious concept, and yet come away feeling light and airy once I've completed it. I fell in love with Freefall from the first few pages. It is a book that I know will stay in my heart for a very long time.

I need to profess my adoration with Seth right off the bat. He was a character that I felt I could rally behind, and that allowed me to love the book so much more. Coming from an underprivileged family, working while going to school, dealing with the death of his best friend, and yet through it all still doing his absolute best to lead the best kind of life he knows how. Seth is a true hero in my eyes. The fact that he chose to stay sober in the face of so much suffering and peer pressure really made me proud of his character. He was portrayed as such a sympathetic, kind, and loving person. Trust me, it's hard not to feel strong emotions towards him as you read.

The chemistry between Seth and Rosetta also resonated strongly with me. Although Rosetta was from the "other side of the tracks" so to speak, she gave Seth a chance and saw him for what he really was. I liked that their relationship moved at a slower pace, allowing them time to get to know one another and understand one another. When it came to the point where they needed one another for support, I found myself tearing up more than once. Don't we all look for that one person we can rely on in tough times? The person who will support and love us no matter what? Seth and Rosetta had that, and I appreciated it so very much.

Mindi Scott uses Freefall to tell a story that is riddled with angst, guilt and ultimately the trek towards redemption and healing. It is the type of book that will have you both tearing up and smiling happily. The type of book that makes you feel introspective. Freefall is such a gorgeously written and touching book, that I eagerly await the release date so that I can buy a copy for my very own. Amazing debut Mindi Scott. Amazing!

Book Details
Title: Freefall 
Author: Mindi Scott
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: Paperback; 315
Source: Around the World Tours
Final Rating: 5 Keys to My Heart

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