Friday, January 11, 2013

Exactly Where They'd Fall

Title:  Exactly Where They'd Fall
Author:  Laura Rae Amos
Publication Information:  Laura Rae Amos, Smashwords edition. 2012. 356 pages.

Book Source:  I received this book through the LibraryThing Member Giveaway program free of cost in exchange for an honest review. The book arrived as an ebook edition.

Favorite Quote:  "Maybe that was how people got over things, progressing in fractions that were too small to register until they looked back and couldn't remember having moved so far."

Exactly Where They'd Fall is a snapshot of the lives of a group of twenty-something and thirty-something friends. It is picture of a short period of time in which relationships shift and change. Jodie, Amelie, Piper, and Drew are the main characters.

These individual became friends at different times and for different reasons. Now, however, relationships are changing. Piper is getting married. Amelie and Drew have paired up. And Jodie is left all alone.

The story moves through about six months of this transitional phase in their lives. I say this book is a snapshot because throughout the book, you gets hints and glimpses of the backgrounds of the main characters, the aspects of their lives that lead to decisions and emotions now. But just hints, the book never develops the back story. Also, the book ends on a snapshot leaving you wondering what will happen next in these lives.

I enjoyed this book because it has a ring of truth about it. The characters, the situations, and the relationships seem real. It seems an actual segment of someone's life. What I enjoyed less is that the back stories are never explained and the books ends on a note that seems unfinished. Overall, though, an enjoyable read.

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