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Tuesday 21 June 2011

Review: Falling From Grace

When Grace falls off a cliff at Point Nepean, her sister Annie watches on helplessly as she tumbles into the water.

What now?

Annie and her parents are left not knowing what happened to Grace, or whether she will be found alive, waiting for news but losing hope at every passing minute. And all the while, Kip is slowly and unwittingly becoming more and more involved in their lives.

How will it all end?

Set at Point Nepean on the rugged Victorian coast, the setting is an important and central part of the story. Any visitor to Point Nepean will attest to its wild, unpredictable, severe nature.

This works perfectly with the story, itself full of suspense, keeping readers on tenterhooks, twisting and turning unpredictably. The short chapters can take a turn at any time, throwing readers’ emotions around like the waves against the rocky cliffs.

The characters are authentic, with their grief and uncertainty written faultlessly and with so much feeling and emotion that readers are taken along with them on this heartbreaking path.

Packed full of suspense and emotion, this is a book for anyone looking to absorb themselves in great Australian literature.

Title: Falling From Grace
Author: Jane Godwin
Publisher: Puffin, $18.95 RRP
Publication Date: 2006
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 97801413302414
For ages: Young adult
Type: Novel