by Rachel Schieffelbein
Release Date: 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
In which a teenage girl endures the over-protective love of her adoptive mother until she falls for a boy who has her wanting to spread her wings, pitched as a contemporary retelling of RAPUNZEL
Seventeen-year-old Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn't go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn't even have a best friend.
But Anya doesn't seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the library, the only place she's allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy.
Before long she's lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she's ever cared about.
What a sweet story! Don't Fall should come with a cupcake because after reading you will be craving one!
I loved the updated Rapunzel story! All the events that led to Anya being so secluded really made sense in today's world.
The way Anya and Zander meet and fall in love is beautiful.
I could hear her voice in my head again. Slow down. Don't fall. But it was too late. I had already fallen for Zander. And I wanted to race ahead, to keep falling.
I was so glad when Anya finally stood up for herself. Don't Fall has the perfect happy ending!
Rating 4 out of 5 Stars. Such a sweet, young adult romance novel. A great summertime read.
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About The Author
Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.
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