Google+ Reading Teen: Fall From Grace by Charles Benoit

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fall From Grace by Charles Benoit

Reading level: Ages 13 and up 
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (May 8, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061947075
ISBN-13: 978-0061947070
Grace always has a plan. There’s her plan to get famous, her plan to get rich, and—above all—her plan to have fun.

Sawyer has plenty of plans too. Plans made for him by his mother, his father, his girlfriend. Maybe they aren’t his plans, but they are plans.

When Sawyer meets Grace, he wonders if he should come up with a few plans himself. Plans about what he actually wants to be, plans to speak his own mind for a change, plans to maybe help Grace with a little art theft.

Wait a minute—plans to what?

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this book. 
As you can tell from reading my review of Charles Benoit's first novel, YOU, I was not impressed. 
So I was pleasantly surprised when I got about a quarter though Fall From Grace I decided that I absolutely loved it. 
I love love love it whenever I can tell when an author is improving his writing and creativity.  
Fall From Grace easily made it to my top comtempary books. 
Grace is definitely my favorite character (of course).
The entire time I was reading it all I could think about is, "why can't I be her??" 
I basically loved all of the characters except for Zoe. 
I honestly wanted to punch her in the face.
Sorry, but it's how I felt about her. 
And Sawyer! Oh what can I say about Sawyer?
Well, I love him.
And I love him.
That's really the only way I can describe it. 
The storyline was very interesting. 
It kept me wanting to read more and more, without it being too intense. 
Because well, even though I prefer intense books, it does get a little tiring.
And the end. Holy crap the end.
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough.
Definitely a shocker. 

Anyway, I loved this book and I'm sure you will too!
Quick, easy and good read! 

Thank-you Charles Benoit for writing a novel that didn't make me give up on you completely. 
Fall From Grace was so great that I'm thinking about re-reading YOU just to make sure I wasn't going insane or something while reading it. One thing I did love from YOU that Fall From Grace didn't have, was that YOU was written in 2nd person. Very interesting. I've never read anything like it before. 

Here's my review for YOU

1 comment:

Leave us a comment. Commenting people are our favorites! And we like to give things to favorites :)