Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Art of Falling by Kathryn Craft

*Many thanks to Net Galley and Sourcebooks for providing me with an advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. *

 Synopsis(via Goodreads):

One wrong step could send her over the edge.

All Penny has ever wanted to do is dance—and when that chance is taken from her, it pushes her to the brink of despair, from which she might never return. When she wakes up after a traumatic fall, bruised and battered but miraculously alive, Penny must confront the memories that have haunted her for years, using her love of movement to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

Kathryn Craft’s lyrical debut novel is a masterful portrayal of a young woman trying to come to terms with her body and the artistic world that has repeatedly rejected her. The Art of Falling expresses the beauty of movement, the stasis of despair, and the unlimited possibilities that come with a new beginning.

This insomniac's opinion:

It is very hard to believe that this novel is Ms. Craft's first. It is exquisitely written with a carefully crafted plot that carefully unfolds into a beautiful ending. There were moments that were so perfect and well-written that I had to stop and reread the section, sometimes more than once. It is a story of finding yourself in the midst of your life falling apart, of letting go of the person you have always been in order to find your true self. I sat for quite some time in reflection after the last page was turned.Truly moving novel and I hope the author will write many more.

Worth staying up all night to read?



4.5 stars(rounded down to 4 for Goodreads)

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