eBook Falling Together I would like to dedicate this review to goodreads the existence of which motivates me to finish unredeemable books so as to rip them mercilessly I picked this book up because
eBook Falling Together I would like to dedicate this review to goodreads, the existence of which motivates me to finish unredeemable books so as to rip them mercilessly. I picked this book up because I, unlike many others, was able to check my inner snob at the door and actually enjoy her previous books. Now don't get me wrong, they were shallow, silly and adolescent, but, like having ice cream for dinner, the experience was pleasant going down, even if it was sickly sweet and notsomething you'd want to brag about. So all I was asking for was more of the same, some light, trite mediocrity. SHE DIDN'T EVEN DELIVER THAT.Perhaps it's the childish contrarian in me, but when an author creates overblown characters I am meant to love, I will hate them. The ridiculous characters that the heroines hate? I will root for them. Worse yet, DLS draws her heroes and villains with criteria such as who (whom??) has better grammar. I am not making this up. She is such a language snob that even vocabulary is meant to distinguish good and evil.Then there is the ridiculous premise. Three college friends break up because one is getting married and, well, if things will change their dynamic then what's the point? Real mature. So they go live their dysfunctional over the top we are just so awesome lives, never knowing what's happening with each other (in a world of Facebook this seems unlikely) and meanwhile the overly overblown amazing Cat, who got married and broke up the group, married a total jerk for no forseeable reason and runs away, prompting the two other friends to reunite in a hot pursuit of Cat all the way to the Phillipines. I can't think of anyone I wanted to stay missing as much as this Cat, the charm of whom was lost on me, considering that she was dumb enough to marry badly and cut off her friends and refuse to be in touch. The whole thing was painfully dumb, badly executed and pretty much a waste of time. . Falling Together are Kindle What would you do if an old friend needed you, but it meant turning your new life upside down Pen, Will, and Cat met during the first week of their first year of college and struck up a remarkable friendship, one that sustained them and shaped them for years until it ended abruptly, and they went their separate ways Now, six years later, Pen is the single mother of a fWhat would you do if an old friend needed you, but it meant turning your new life upside down Pen, Will, and Cat met during the first week of their first year of college and struck up a remarkable friendship, one that sustained them and shaped them for years until it ended abruptly, and they went their separate ways Now, six years later, Pen is the single mother of a five year old girl, living with her older brother in Philadelphia and trying to make peace with the sudden death of her father Even though she feels deserted by Will and Cat, she has never stopped wanting them back in her life, so when she receives an email from a desperate sounding Cat asking her to meet her at their upcoming college reunion, Pen goes What happens there sends past and present colliding and sends Pen and her friends on a journey across the world, a journey that will change everything.. Marisa de los Santos is the New York Times bestselling author of LOVE WALKED IN, BELONG TO ME, FALLING TOGETHER, THE PRECIOUS ONE, and her newest novel, which continues with characters from the first two, I LL BE YOUR BLUE SKY Marisa has also co authored, with her husband David Teague, two novels for middle grade readers SAVING LUCAS BIGGS and CONNECT THE STARS.Marisa and David live in Wilmington, Delaware with their two children, Charles and Annabel, and their Yorkies, Finny and Huxley Marisa is currently at work on her sixth novel for adults, I D GIVE ANYTHING.. Popular Book Falling Together I won this book from Goodreads and was excited since I rarely win anything. A new author to me with good reveiws from her two prevoius books, I couldn't wait to read it. I really wanted to like this book, and I tried to like this book. I feel bad that it just didn't happen for me. The author has a lovely command of language to the point of being poetic; however, as the book progressed its beauty turned tedious for me and I just wanted her to get to the point she was trying to make. The story is about 3 people that becames best friends in college only to end their friendship after college. Before their 10 year reunion Cat emails Pen and Will out of the blue that she needs them. Then started the flashbacks to lay the backstory, which at times I found confusing. I have to be honest that I stopped reading about 100 pages into the book. The characters did not come to life for me, nor did I particularly like them. Pen, who seemed to be more of the main character of the 3 friends, came across as whiny and lead me to stop reading.If you like the coming-of-age genre with more dialogue than action, this might be a book that you might want to try.