Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher

Sponsored post: I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Spencer Hill Press and NetGalley.
Lessons in Falling
Blurb (from Goodreads):
When Savannah Gregory blows out her knee –and her shot at a gymnastics scholarship – she decides she’s done with the sport forever. Without gymnastics, she has more time for her best friend, Cassie. She’s content to let her fun, impulsive best friend plan a memorable senior year.

That is, until Cassie tries to kill herself.

Savannah wants to understand what happened, but Cassie refuses to talk about it and for the first time, Savannah has to find her own way. The only person she can turn to is Marcos, the boy who saved Cassie’s life. Being with him makes her see who she could be and what she really wants: gymnastics.

But Cassie doesn’t approve of Marcos or of Savannah going back to gymnastics, and the tighter she tries to hold onto Savannah, the farther it pulls them apart. Without Cassie to call the shots, Savannah discovers how capable she is on her own—and that maybe her best friend’s been holding her back all along.

Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lessons in FallingThis was a contemporary story about a gymnast and her strained relationship with her best friend.

I felt quite sorry for Savannah in this because of the way her best friend Cassie treated her. Savannah looked to Cassie as her best friend, whilst Cassie seemed to always be putting her down and focusing her attention on her other friend instead.

The storyline in this was about Savannah going back to gymnastics after a knee injury, wondering about which college she would go to and whether she could get a scholarship, and worrying about Cassie, especially after Cassie’s attempted suicide. I did find the story quite dull though, even with the attempted suicide, and I didn’t like the relationship between Savannah and Cassie all that much, as Cassie came across as quite self-centred and unsupportive of Savannah.

The ending to this was okay, and I was pleased that Savannah had got her future at college worked out.

6 out of 10

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