Don't Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein
Release Date: 2014 Swoon Romance
Rating 3 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
In which a teenage girl endures the over-protective love of her adoptive mother until she falls for a boy who has her wanting to spread her wings, pitched as a contemporary retelling of RAPUNZEL
Seventeen-year-old Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn't go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn't even have a best friend. But Anya doesn't seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the library, the only place she's allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy. Before long she's lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she's ever cared about.
I am happy to be kicking of this tour. When I read the summary that this was a retelling of Rapunzel I knew I had to read it. I'm always up for a good retelling. This is a sweet love story about two teenagers who meet at a library. Their whole relationship happens at the library because it is the only place Anya is allowed to go. Zander not really understanding why things are the way the are wants more. Anya has to decide if she is really to do what she hasn't been able to do her whole life...upset her mom. Or is she willing to continue to be locked away with the library being her only glimpse of the outside world.
The negative I have with this is that we never find out what happened to Lauren. She was the reason behind everything but nothing was explained. So you are left wondering just what the hell happened to make mommy so freaking paranoid! Should you read it? Yes. Who should read it? Anyone who likes clean romance but as stated above the ending leaves you with an unanswered question. Happy Reading
About the Author
Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.
http://rachelmarybean-writingonthewall.blogspot.com/ http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7044030.Rachel_Schieffelbein http://www.twitter.com/RMSchieffelbein
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