Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Review: "Falling Together" by Marisa de los Santos
Falling Together tells the story of three friends from college, Pen, Will and Cat. While they were inseparable throughout their college years they went their own way soon after graduation when circumstances came between them. Pen is now the single mother to a beautiful little girl, and when she receives a mysterious e-mail from Cat asking her to meet her at their college reunion, Pen feels the pull of their former friendship impossible to ignore. Instead of reconciling with her old friend, Pen meets up with her other old friend, Will, at the reunion and the two are presented with information that brings their past and their present colliding together and sends them, along with Pen's daughter and Cat's husband, halfway across the world in search of answers.
To put it quite simply, I adored this book. The characters truly came to life on the page. I loved Pen and Will and Pen's daughter Augusta, and I even grew to appreciate Cat, who remains elusive throughout the book. De los Santos' skill with the written word shines through on every page and I just could not stop turning them.
Covering a variety of themes such as the definition of family and how friendships change and grow over time, Falling Together is a book not to be missed and one that I have added to my permanent book collection. I can highly recommend it and I thank HarperCollins Publishers for this review copy.
Rating: Easily 5 stars out of 5. I'd give 6 out of 5 if I could!