The Way We Fall

The Way We Fall  - Megan Crewe

This first part of what will (of course) be a trilogy, The Way We Fall is an epistolary novel that does a fine job building suspense throughout the early stages of a viral outbreak, at the same time creating vivid portraits of the personalities and relationships that populate the island.  The books seems lower on drama than the YA novels that dominate readers' attention, but this was well written, realistically portrayed, and genuinely interesting.  I had hoped for more moments reminiscent of Lord of the Flies (nothing comes quite close enough) but this was an enjoyable story to follow, with a promising end.