While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty is an easy read with a local Kansas flavor, specifically featuring Lawrence. In this coming of age story, Moriarty in her typical fashion explores relationships and how a major event such as divorce in this case, affects the parents, the children and their future decisions about life. Told from daughter Veronica's point of view through most of the story, this book draws you in quickly and keeps you turning the page. Veronica and her family deal with many issues including, divorce, homelessness, and abduction, not to mention personal value systems, self-esteem, and end of life issues. The characters are well-developed - quirky, but enjoyable to get to know. Recommended for high school age and older.
Feb 1, 2010