The Upside of Falling Down

Rebekah Crane. Skyscape, $9.99 trade paper (258p) ISBN 978-1-6121-8722-8
Clementine Haas is the sole survivor of a plane crash outside of Shannon, Ireland. Having developed amnesia, Teeny (the 18-year-old’s childhood nickname) panics when she realizes that she can’t remember anything about her life before the accident. After meeting college student and reluctant rich kid Kieran O’Connell in the hospital courtyard, she dares him to take her away for a few days, hoping to avoid the media and the father she can’t remember, who is on his way to retrieve her. Surprisingly, he agrees. Now calling herself, Jane, she moves into the home Kieran shares with his pregnant twin sister, Siobhan. Slowly, Teeny and Kieran begin to fall for each other, but she is haunted by the fragmented memories of her old life. Crane (The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland) writes a predictable but appealing love story that provides romantics with many swoon-worthy moments. While much of the charm relies on the Irish setting and the brooding good looks and lilting brogue of leading man Kieran, impulsive and spirited Teeny is equally enjoyable. Ages 14–up. Agent: Renee Nyen, KT Literary. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/13/2017
Release date: 01/01/2018
Genre: Children's
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