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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Book Review: The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

I appreciate the fact that the author was so honest with how bad a parent can be.  Parents certainly affect their children. Not all children have a great life with their parents and that was well portrayed here. Danny has a problem with feeling like she is worth nothing. Honestly, her father reinforces those beliefs throughout the book. Danny is doing her best to find herself and grow and learn.  She is worth so much and will learn that before the book is over.
I sort of felt like I was watching an episode of Bear Grylls unfold. The action was exciting. For me it got a bit too repetitive.  The storyline moved quickly. I think this would be a good read for teens that like action, adventure, the rainforest, and medical mishaps.
If you haven't checked out Ms. Richardson Fischer's other book "When Elephants Fly", you really should. It was one of my favorite reads last year.

*Thank you to Nancy Richardson Fischer, NetGalley, and the publisher, for allowing me to read an advanced copy of this book.