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While I'm Falling By Laura Moriarty While I m Falling While I m Falling deftly captures the moment a child realizes that growing up means being responsible for your parents mistakes and preventing yourself from making the same ones Laura Moriarty keeps g

  • Title: While I'm Falling
  • Author: Laura Moriarty
  • ISBN: 9781401302726
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Hardcover
  • While I'm Falling By Laura Moriarty While I m Falling deftly captures the moment a child realizes that growing up means being responsible for your parents mistakes and preventing yourself from making the same ones Laura Moriarty keeps getting better and better Jodi Picoult, author of Handle with CareIn While I m Falling, Laura Moriarty presents a compelling depiction of how one young woman s life chan While I m Falling deftly captures the moment a child realizes that growing up means being responsible for your parents mistakes and preventing yourself from making the same ones Laura Moriarty keeps getting better and better Jodi Picoult, author of Handle with CareIn While I m Falling, Laura Moriarty presents a compelling depiction of how one young woman s life changes when her family breaks up for good.Ever since her parents announced that they re getting divorced, Veronica has been falling Hard A junior in college, she has fallen in love She has fallen behind in her difficult coursework She hates her job as counselor at the dorm, and she longs for the home that no longer exists When an attempt to escape the pressure, combined with bad luck, lands her in a terrifying situation, a shaken Veronica calls her mother for help only to find her former foundation too preoccupied to offer any assistance at all.But Veronica only gets to feel hurt for so long Her mother shows up at the dorm with a surprising request and with the elderly family dog in tow Boyfriend complications ensue, along with her father s sudden interest in dating Veronica soon finds herself with a new set of problems, and new questions about love and independence.Darkly humorous, beautifully written, and filled with crystalline observations about how families fall apart, While I m Falling takes a deep look at the relationship between a daughter an
    While I'm Falling By Laura Moriarty

    While I m Falling by Laura Moriarty In While I m Falling, Laura Moriarty presents a compelling depiction of how one young woman s life changes when her family breaks up for good Ever since her parents announced that they re getting divorced, Veronica has been falling Hard A junior in college, she has fallen in love. While I m Falling Moriarty, Laura WHILE I M FALLING deftly captures the moment a child realizes that growing up means being responsible for your parents mistakes and preventing yourself from making the same ones Laura Moriarty keeps getting better and better Jodi Picoult, author of Handle with Care While I m Falling Moriarty, Laura Aug , In While I m Falling, Laura Moriarty presents a compelling depiction of how one young woman s life changes when her family breaks up for good Ever since her parents announced that they re getting divorced, Veronica has been falling Hard A junior in college, she has fallen in love She has fallen behind in her difficult coursework. While I m Falling Moriarty, Laura Books Aug , In While I m Falling, Laura Moriarty presents a compelling depiction of how one young woman s life changes when her family breaks up for good Ever since her parents announced that they re getting divorced, Veronica has been falling Hard A junior in college, she has fallen in love She has fallen behind in her difficult coursework. While I m Falling Kindle edition by Moriarty, Laura While I m Falling deftly captures the moment a child realizes that growing up means being responsible for your parents mistakes and preventing yourself from making the same ones Laura Moriarty keeps getting better and better. While I m Falling Laura Moriarty Feb , While I m Falling Laura Moriarty on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Hard to find While I m Falling book by Laura Moriarty While I m Falling is a family drama, a coming of age tale, and a statement on modern society More importantly to me, though, While I m Falling is a beautifullly written book that has haunted me for days Highly recommended. While I m Falling Walmart Walmart Up to sh backWhile I m Falling is the story of two women s lives falling apart Veronica is a college junior struggling to keep up in her pre med classes, and not doing well at her job as a resident advisor Natalie, Veronica s mother, is on the brink of homelessness after a divorce. While I m Falling Walmart Walmart Up to sh backLaura Moriarty s While I m Falling follows Veronica, a junior in college at the University of Kansas as her life slowly unravels in the late fall Veronica is trying to do it all suceed as a pre med major, work as an RA, keep a healthy relationship with her boyfriend Tim, and stay on the sidelines of her parent s messy divorce. While I m Falling Henrico County Public Library OverDrive While I m Falling deftly captures the moment a child realizes that growing up means being responsible for your parents mistakes and preventing yourself from making the same ones Laura Moriarty keeps getting better and better Jodi Picoult, author of Handle with Care

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    1. Clif Hostetler on said:

      The angst of the mother daughter relationship is thoroughly explored in this book as only the skillful writing of Laura Moriarty can do However, also contained in this book is exploration of an example of how a long time marriage can end up in divorce The book is structured around the parallel actions of a mother and her daughter, and as things develop their lives appear to be mirror images of each other They both make mistakes, and they are both falling from their former lives into a potentiall [...]

    2. Linda Lipko on said:

      Oh, what a disappointment this book is After reading The Center of Everything, I was eagerly anticipating another wonderful book by the same author.The story line of a college age girl whose parents are getting a divorce simply felt contrived, flat and lacking of depth.I finished the book, but long about 1 2 way through I wanted to chuck it out a 20 story window.Not recommended.

    3. Sheri on said:

      I m feeling like I m in kind of a slump here The past several books I ve read have just been too unbelievable and all the plot wise events have felt convenient and contrived This one was not an exception.For starters, the whole ice storm accident trucker pick up event was unnecessary I think Moriarty was trying to add suspense, but then the trucker just lets her out anyway Kind of ridiculous And then, Jimmy was the thug that bullied her like they were in 3rd grade Totally unbelievable series of [...]

    4. Lorilin on said:

      What I liked most about this book was its completeness Sometimes authors find the laziest possible way to define a problem and then solve it especially in modern fiction but Moriarty really took her time developing the story and the characters She made me care about the people in the book She gave their lives depth and meaning, so it was easy to relate to them I was especially impressed that Moriarty was able to create a believable relationship between a mother and her two daughters Each charact [...]

    5. Diane Chamberlain on said:

      A charming book I love how Moriarty put her character up a tree and then threw rocks at her Lots of rocks.

    6. Lisa on said:

      Veronica Von Holten is a pre med student at the University of Kansas and is struggling through an already tough semester when she gets the news that her parents are divorcing The stress leads her to a couple of bad decisions over a long weekend, which are only the beginning of an upheaval that will change her life Her plans, her goals, her relationship with each of her parents.When her mother shows up at her dorm room, homeless, elderly dog in tow, Veronica is pushed nearly to the breaking point [...]

    7. Tensy on said:

      Moriarty is a local Kansas writer and I like that she sets her novels in the area where I live She certainly understands the pulse of campus life and her protagonist, Veronica, deals not only with the pressures of college, but those of her disintegrating family At one point in the novel she explains, I was still screwing up I couldn t stop It was like I was in free fall We have all had those moments when a series of events go so badly that the rug is literally pulled out from under our feet and [...]

    8. Sonia Reppe on said:

      Disappointed in this one Theme is things falling apart Veronica s parents marriage and her college classes are out of control Then she makes some bad choices and those get out of control For me the premises and situations of this book were so unimaginative Like if the author was in a hurry and said to herself, Okay, how can I give my character Veronica a really shitty day Like this She ll get in a car wreck and she ll throw a party that gets out of control And I ll have her cheat on her boyfrien [...]

    9. Sara on said:

      If you ve read The Rest of Her Life, you already know that Laura Moriarty has such an easy command of language that not a lot needs to happen in her books for them to seem gripping While I m Falling is no exception To over simplify, a college student, Veronica, struggles with a pre med course load and her parents divorced resulting from her mother s indiscretion Veronica makes one bad choice after another over the course of a pretty crappy weekend Her mom, Natalie, is reeling from the financial [...]

    10. Sarah on said:

      SOOO disappointing I read Laura Moriarty s first novel, Center of Everything, and just loved it to pieces But both her follow ups have been meager at best and this last one is just not good The pacing is unbelievably slow despite a good start and the actions of everyone involved seem forced than realistic and certainly repetitive Three hundred pages is essentially dedicated to a one week time period where a college age girl gets in trouble with her one time house sitting job, struggles with her [...]

    11. Denise on said:

      I am a huge fan of Laura Moriarty, and I was not a bit disappointed with her latest offering, While I m Falling It is wonderfully relationship driven and fast moving Ms Moriarity creates very real, multifaceted characters and has us caring about them before we know it I sometimes gauge a book by how many times it makese me cry, and this one made me cry twice which is a very good sign Lol This is the story of pre med student Veronica Von Holten and her family Veronica is struggling and wondering [...]

    12. Laura on said:

      Veronica s father finds Roofer Guy in the marital bed, and decides to divorce her mother As a result, Mom starts on one of those downward slides where everything just snowballs into A Bad Life Veronica, in college as a pre med, is heading in the same direction Not doing her job as an RA well, not getting Organic Chemistry, just Not Doing in general.The problem is that I just didn t feel sorry for her I know what depression can be like, and yet there was a part of me that wanted to say Grab hold [...]

    13. Sharyn Hutchens on said:

      touching and realisticI discovered this author by chance while searching to see if the other Moriarty might have a new title out I was pleasantly surprised to discover a new friend I can read when I m taking a break from my usual mystery and suspense genre While I m Falling is a realistic look at the end of a marriage a d the effect it has on each member of a family It s not depressing, but it is realistic People make some dumb decisions, some decisions that seem reasonable at the time but set i [...]

    14. Joy H. on said:

      Added 5 26 15.I decided to read this book after I enjoyed this author s other novel, The Chaperone.6 15 15 I forgot to update this review after reading this book The plot concerns a divorced mother who is having financial difficulties She turns to her daughters for help The book held my attention for the most part, but I didn t find it pleasurable I don t enjoy reading about people s depressing troubles but I suppose that s the stuff of novels.I don t like the title of the book because it s too [...]

    15. Nette on said:

      I had to read this book in one evening because I had miscalculated when it was due back at the library, and luckily it was a quick read A nicely done mother daughter story, enjoyable if not memorable But what s up with this woman s book covers This one one half of a girl with her red hair blowing in wind, snow and dead grass behind her The Center of Everything one half of the face of a pretty redhead lying on grass The Rest of Her Life the back of the head of a russet haired girl staring at gras [...]

    16. Barb Keltner on said:

      We heard this author read at Watermark Books in Wichita a couple weeks ago and the selection she was reading was so exciting that the lady across from me was actually biting her nails But really it s just a sweet family story about changes With a very strong message that all women should work, no matter what their circumstances The author mentioned that she d read the book The Feminine Mistake that was all about that Good, good author Have enjoyed all 3 of her books and heard her speak twice And [...]

    17. Sarah on said:

      The plot offers no surprises and the story itself is pretty ordinary but what makes Moriarty s novel a worthwhile read is her ability to make her characters come to life This has been true with all three of her books, I get the characters, understand the motivations that drive them and thus, the course of their actions.

    18. Diane Eichler on said:

      When everything in your life seems to be going the opposite of how you want it to be, you just have to let go and understand that the universe is trying to tell you to make some changes.

    19. Chris Blocker on said:

      I like Laura Moriarty I really do She s really, really nice and her first novel, The Center of Everything, was quite good I had a lot of hopes for her I scooped her second novel up right away Huge disappointment And when the third, While I m Falling came out, I was slow to buy it and even slower to get around reading it Word came out that a fourth novel was on its way, so I thought I better get to it.Anotherhugedisappointment.Did I mention I really like Laura Moriarty Cause I do It s just that T [...]

    20. Carole P. Roman on said:

      A well written account of a family in turmoil Life is a neatly wrapped package for the Butterfield family A happy marriage with two daughters, one a highly successful lawyer and the younger pre med The future looks settled for the couple and their children in their well ordered world, until the father returns from a business trip and finds a strange man in his bed His world shattered, he divorces his wife, and the family slowly unravels, the skeins of their lives pooling into a giant puddle of d [...]

    21. Lindsay on said:

      Not really sure what drew me to this book, I think I just like reading about people who are having breakdowns and their life is just going downhill to make me realize that my life isn t that bad How sad that I need a novel to remind me of that It s just a reminder that no matter how bad things look, they can always be worse This book is about Veronica who is a pre med student in college and is having a bit of a breakdown And things only get worse when her parents get a divorce and her mother end [...]

    22. Marisa on said:

      First let me start by saying, the writing is flawless, nothing to say about it at all, if it seems I m stalling your correct in your assumptions I m just going to say it then, I have never read a depressing novel ever I hated the lawyer husband from the start, but yet thought at one point he seemed at least better able to deal with the girls, I was mistaken, however All the characters were held in contempt equally This was a very sobering look at a family coming apart in a very desperate manner [...]

    23. Bethany Joannou on said:

      This book is about a college girl named Veronica who is faced with some hard times Her father came home from a business trip and found another man in his home, and needless to say her parents ended up divorcing Veronica has trouble with the divorce because it is like all she has ever known is slowly disappearing She now has choices to face such as where she is going to spend holidays and who is she going to go visit first next time Veronica s mother is very heartbroken by everything and at one p [...]

    24. Peebee on said:

      This author first came to my attention when her book The Chaperone received fanfare upon its publication, but apparently she s been writing for a while now A friend of mine is friends with the author personally, and she lives in and sets some of her books in the Kansas City Lawrence area, so there s that extra sense of connection This is a good chick lit kind of book about the various ways life can fall apart for a family going through a divorce The protagonist, Veronica, is trying to hold it to [...]

    25. Cindy on said:

      Center of Everything is one of my favorite books so I had high hopes for While I m Falling The story revolves around a college aged young woman whose parents get divorced and she is put in the middle I went to the University of Kansas the setting of this book and enjoyed the descriptions of the buildings and the dorms it brought back good memories I also related quite a bit to her college experience aka I started off as pre med too However, I was really upset with the main character in the first [...]

    26. Carla on said:

      Good story, but I was flabbergasted at the number of errors Misspelled words, missing words, missing quote marksI can t remember when I ve seen a bound book with so many mistakes Well, a bound trade book that is All you MGHers know textbooks have mistakes a plenty Anyway, I like Moriarty s style it reminds me of Jodi Picoult in that she focuses on family dynamics, especially the relationship between mother and daughter The ending was wrapped up a bit too neatly, but overall it was a worthwhile r [...]

    27. Debbie Gunter on said:

      To be honest I picked up this book thinking is was by Liane Moriarty It wasn t until I looked up the book on to review it that I realized the difference.However, I just want to say this is one of the best books I ve read in a long while There are no zombies, vampires, special powers, men with throbbing members, feisty heroines with emerald eyes or whips and handcuffs No, just a wonderful novel with fully realized and realistic characters I cared about There is a nicely developed plot and a satis [...]

    28. Christine Grant on said:

      Original date unknown, 4 startsJune 2016Well, it has finally happened I started a book without realizing that I had already read it It felt familiar at first, but it took 3 discs in to remember that I had read it I guess I should have checked in with Anyway, I m going to read it again.I loved this book about a college student whose life seems to be falling apart She is failing Chemistry no matter how hard she works, she isn t keep up with her RA duties, her parents are recently divorced and her [...]

    29. Tattered Cover Book Store on said:

      Jackie says Veronica, a college junior, and her mother Natalie are going through some major life changes thanks to a pending divorce Changing financial realities have wrought some drastic and surprising circumstances that give them a new view of themselves and their family Nobody captures the mother daughter dynamic better than Moriarty, which adds depth and interest to this page turning story.

    30. Lisa on said:

      If a book of 305 pages doesn t pull you in until around page 150 but overall turns out enjoyable it gets 2 stars There were way too many cliche plot twists for my taste I did like how the coming of age for the daughter and learning that her mother was a human.

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