If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie


This is a very unique coming-of-age story about Will – a tween who’s kept inside by his mom. She battles agoraphobia, and brought Will (when he was only a toddler) from Toronto to Thunder Bay, to live in her childhood home. One day, Will ventures outside. No surprise – everything changes. This book has great characters and some fantastic, tight descriptions. Where it falls short is that it’s often unbelievable. For example, during Will’s first time outside he encounters scary stuff. Yet he takes it all pretty much in stride. Many of his and his mom’s reactions didn’t convince me, although they do move the plot along.

Gwenamon says: Once in a while, it’s great


About gwenamon

bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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