The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that’s left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.
Alexandra Coutts’s TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.
So this debut is all APOCALYPSE NOW, friends, and I am READY FOR IT. I’ve been seeing it around lately, and it’s been hovering in my brain for a while. It’s like freaking Armageddon, one of THE epic movies of my teenage years, except minus the rough-around-the-edges oil riggers and the astronauts. BUT! They live on an ISLAND!! Like Lost! Yes, please, to all of these things.
Plus, I am always a fan of books that examine things like seizing the day or living life to the fullest or cramming as much STUFF into a short period of time, and HELLO! That is the entire premise of TUMBLE & FALL. This is a debut I’m anticipating like CRAZY. Also, I love this cover. It’s so pretty with the sparkles!
TUMBLE & FALL comes out September 17, 2013 from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
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