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The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Fall for Anything - Courtney Summers There's something a bit addictive about [a:Courtney Summers|1487748|Courtney Summers|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1355950434p2/1487748.jpg] books. They aren't the happy books that make you see the beauty of life - they're just about the opposite. And it's this gritty, imperfect and flawed world with its cast of characters that can be selfish, cruel and destructive that creates the draw.

My third Summers after [b:This is Not a Test|12043771|This is Not a Test|Courtney Summers|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1314375864s/12043771.jpg|17010494] and [b:Some Girls Are|6624871|Some Girls Are|Courtney Summers|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1317791700s/6624871.jpg|6819111], this novel is the slightly more reserved sister, dealing with the grief and confusion after a sudden loss. This made it a bit less powerful then the first two that I read, but I still liked this book. What I appreciate about Summers's storytelling is her brutal honesty about the more unpleasant things in life, and her willingness to not wrap things up in a pretty package where everything comes full circle - because reality is sometimes a bitch.