Review: ‘The Way We Fall’ by Megan Crewe

Review: ‘The Way We Fall’ by Megan CreweThe Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
Series: Fallen World #1
Published by Disney-Hyperion on January 24th, 2012
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Survival, Young Adult
Pages: 309
Format: Hardcover
Source: bought in-store
It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.

And then you're dead.

When sixteen-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave for school without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again. But then a strange virus begins to sweep through her small island community, infecting young and old alike. As the dead pile up, the government quarantines the island: no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for the island’s dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Because how will she go on if there isn't?

Poignant and dizzying, The Way We Fall is the heart-wrenching story of one girl's bravery and unbeatable spirit as she challenges not just her fears, but her sense of what makes life worth living.

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An outbreak has started in Kaelyn’s tiny community and the entire island is under quarantine. A true epidemic mind you!? Remember SARS? The virus has killed off almost everyone on the island and the people struggling to survive have very few resources and very little hope. It felt real. The lock-downs, the symptoms, the paranoia the characters go through. shivers I love the viewpoint of this novel which is in the eyes of teenager Kaelyn as she writes letters to her best friend Leo. I’m not a big fan of letter writing when reading a novel because it makes me that more curious to the person that the letter is addressed to. To wonder if they received it as well. But Megan Crewe pulled that off extremely well and I got into the flow of the story quickly.

How insanely creepy is this novel? It was just as bad as watching Contagion. My hope for a cure was what kept me reading. I just wanted them all to live happily and healthy and free again, but it wasn’t so because this was not the end. I believe it’s a trilogy so I am looking forward to what Megan has in store for Kaelyn. Being set in Canada is such a plus. There’s always something creepy when a novel is as realistic as The Way We Fall because you never know when it can actually happen. It can happen, that’s the scary part. Being out in that position you wonder if you would have the strength to be as strong as Kaelyn to survive? I sure hope so.

Paranoia at its finest, The Way We Fall is chock full of drama, action, mystery and science. Just make sure to wash your hands right after 🙂


I was the weird girl whose mom and dad were different colors and who was just as likely to spend recess watching anthills as playing Red Rover. (54)
There’s no part of me that isn’t scared. There is no me that knows what to do. I’m already doing my best, and that’s all I got. (270)
Most people think the scariest thing is knowing that you’re going to die. It’s not. It’s knowing you might have to watch every single person you’ve ever loved—or even liked—waste away while you just stand there. (282)





  1. Jen

    March 11, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Glad you liked it! This is one of my favourites 🙂
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  2. Ashley

    March 11, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Great review!

  3. The Cover Contessa

    August 27, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    I really want to read this series!

  4. Jaime Lynn

    August 19, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    This book, this entire series, is on my TBR. I am just waiting until they are all out so that I can have a marathon!

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  7. Suz Reads

    June 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    Great review! I was curious about this book so am glad to read that you liked it! I agree with you that it’s scarier because it could actually happen! I can’t wait to read this book!

  8. Jen

    June 29, 2012 at 7:04 AM

    I read this one earlier this year and really enjoyed it! Can’t wait to find out what’s happening off the island. Next year maybe?

  9. Lexie B.

    June 29, 2012 at 5:15 AM

    Ahhh! Awesome review. 😀 This one sounds wonderfully creepy. These kind of novels, the contagion ones, are always terrifying to really contemplate.

  10. Brenna

    June 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    Suzanne – this one’s technically not a dystopian but it’s fantastic all the same! Such a great review Giselle 🙂 I also appreciated the Canadian setting – we don’t get to see too much of that!

    I’m SUPER curious about the sequel too!

    Brenna from Esther’s Ever After

  11. Suzanne

    June 28, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    This one sounds really good, I’m becoming a big fan of dystopian. Great review.

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