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A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings
 
The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one weeks time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isnt how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand. 
 
Alexandra Coutts's Tumble & Fall is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world. 

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"As the world faces a catastrophic collision with a giant asteroid, three teenagers spending the summer on Martha's Vineyard discover that their last week on Earth may be life-changing in good ways as well. Sixteen-year-old Sienna, struggling with her mother's death and her own mental fragility, tries to relearn how to trust and love with help from a childhood friend; Zan wonders whether the dead boyfriend she has grieved for was faithful to her, even as she grows closer to his best friend; and Caden has to decide whether he can forgive two parents who have abandoned him, though in entirely different ways. Coutts's characters offer a great deal of depth and appeal, and her writing is both purposeful and rich. As the asteroid collision approaches, Coutts (the author of Wish and Wishful Thinking as Alexandra Bullen) subtly creates urgency without letting it overshadow the natural tension that builds as her three main characters contend with their various strained relationships. The three teenagers' stories intersect neatly, just in time for a well-considered ending. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Sara Shandler, Alloy Entertainment. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Alexandra Coutts is a graduate of NYUs Tisch School of the Arts, where she received an MFA in Dramatic Writing. She lives on Marthas Vineyard with her husband and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374378615
Author:
Coutts, Alexandra
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Love & Romance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As the world faces a catastrophic collision with a giant asteroid, three teenagers spending the summer on Martha's Vineyard discover that their last week on Earth may be life-changing in good ways as well. Sixteen-year-old Sienna, struggling with her mother's death and her own mental fragility, tries to relearn how to trust and love with help from a childhood friend; Zan wonders whether the dead boyfriend she has grieved for was faithful to her, even as she grows closer to his best friend; and Caden has to decide whether he can forgive two parents who have abandoned him, though in entirely different ways. Coutts's characters offer a great deal of depth and appeal, and her writing is both purposeful and rich. As the asteroid collision approaches, Coutts (the author of Wish and Wishful Thinking as Alexandra Bullen) subtly creates urgency without letting it overshadow the natural tension that builds as her three main characters contend with their various strained relationships. The three teenagers' stories intersect neatly, just in time for a well-considered ending. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Sara Shandler, Alloy Entertainment. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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