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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Chicken House; 1 edition (6 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905294697
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905294695
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 159,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ms on 20 Jan. 2014
Format: Paperback
As an adult reader I enjoyed this book.

However, it was purchased by my teenage(13) daughter from the teen fiction section of a well known high street store and I have'lost' it before she reads it as the material is too dark: with repeated references to self harming and psychotic behaviour.

I feel a warning about this content should be on the jacket of the book to allow parents of any teenager vulnerable to such issues to make an informed choice.
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It took me a long while to get caught up in the story, part of the problem was that there are four different voices telling you two stories, taking place at different times, in different countries.

My other problem is that I don't think this story works as a modern tale. That's not because I don't think what happens couldn't happen now but it's that the characters just seem so out of place. There are swear words/slang but they don't fit, they feel put there to remind the reader that this is now not then.

A few instances that made no sense to me, if Sammy is in Neesha's class then surely he should be her age? In which case how could he be legally driving? There was nothing to suggest he'd been held back or Neesha had skipped. There were more of these and as a reader I shouldn't be trying to work that out, I should be focusing on the story.

Sharon Dogar definitely has a unique style and if this had been set in another time or written as fantasy or urban fairytale I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By ELH Browning VINE VOICE on 19 Aug. 2009
Format: Paperback
Asian Neesh and white Sammy are a modern day Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed in a racist hate-flled playground in modern Britain. 'Falling' is a multilayered story that interweaves Neesh and Sammy's lives with the strikingly similar story of their forebears, dream-like images of which haunt the supernaturally-sensitive Neesh. The story is told in three teenage voices (mainly) and Dogar doesn't shy away from doesn't shy away from bad language, violence and raw issues such as self-harm. This book is rich with colour and emotions from the dark hatred of racism to true compassion and love, a striking blend of moving romance and a vivid tense plot with gut-wrenching moments of terror.
This is a great read and a striking novel, both stark and thought-provoking, which will encourage compassion and understanding as teens mature into adults. I won't forget it for a long time.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Polyv on 29 Dec. 2012
Format: Paperback
This Book was really gripping was a bit unsure of the blurb because I didn't really sound like my kind of thing (witches), but I knew it was about love as well so I decided to give it a go. So glad I did! kept me wanting to know the ending really well written, Going to try her next book 'waves' and see if that matches the quality of this book.
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Spectacular 9 April 2011
By xcpunk23 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In a world of paranormal romance books galore, this book finally gave me a heroine that I wanted to see have all the best in life. I was heartbroken throughout this book for her and everything she endured. It's devastating to know that people actually act like this in real life. And I though Kef was a very intriguing character. It's so easy to see people with severe and violent mental problems as monsters, when so many of them are just broken people, as much victims as those they try to harm. This was a story that I will treasure for years to come, and as many books as I read, this one holds an absolutely special place in my heart.
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