Written By: Michael Christie.
Category: Literary Fiction.
Release Date: October 20, 2015.
Synopsis: Will has never been outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never gotten to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who panics at the thought of opening the front door. Their world is rich and fun- loving—full of art, science experiments, and music—and all confined to their small house.
But Will’s thirst for adventure can’t be contained. Clad in a protective helmet and unsure of how to talk to other kids, he finally ventures outside. At his new school he meets Jonah, an artsy loner who introduces Will to the high-flying freedoms of skateboarding. Together, they search for a missing local boy, help a bedraggled vagabond, and evade a dangerous bootlegger. The adventure is more than Will ever expected, pulling him far from the confines of his closed-off world and into the throes of early adulthood, and all the risks that everyday life offers.
My Thoughts: I thought I was REALLY going to like this book, but I couldn’t get into it. The whole Idea that is described on the back of the book sounded very interesting. At first that is what you get, but then all of the sudden the book turns into something else completely. No thanks! I’m sorry, but I didn’t finished the book…
At first I was thinking that this would be an easy read, but it’s not. I kept putting it down thinking that I would pick it back up again, but I can’t. I really wanted to like this book. Maybe I got it confused with another when I picked it up…I’m not really big on Action/Mystery adventures, and that seems to be what this book is turning into…
Judging what I read, I gave If I Fall, If I Die, 2.5 Stars.
You can find out more about Michael Christie and If I Fall, If I Die, HERE.