Review: Freefall by Mindi Scott

How do you come back from the point of no return?
Seth McCoy was the last person to see his best friend Isaac alive, and the first to find him dead. It was just another night, just another party, just another time where Isaac drank too much and passed out on the lawn. Only this time, Isaac didn’t wake up.
Convinced that his own actions led to his friend’s death, Seth is torn between turning his life around . . . or losing himself completely.
Then he meets Rosetta: so beautiful and so different from everything and everyone he's ever known. But Rosetta has secrets of her own, and Seth will soon realize he isn’t the only one who needs saving . . .

I just heard about Freefall last week through a Waiting on Wednesday post and immediately fell in love with the story. I set high expectations for this book and fortunately was not disappointed. Freefall was absolutely amazing and is definitely one of my favorite books of all time.

I loved being in the main character, Seth's, head. He's a typical teenage guy who recently lost his friend and is trying to find his way. Seth is on edge and it's just incredible being on this journey with him. Mindi Scott did a great job at having Seth overcome obstacles without being at all preachy.

All of the characters in Freefall were incredibly detailed and dynamic. Each one brought a something different to the table and complemented each other well. Rosetta was perfect. I loved how she was unique, but completely easy to relate to. She was sweet, smart and independent.

Usually I can tell what is about to happen next in a story, but this one kept me guessing. It had tons of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. There was just enough drama and teenage angst to make this book amazing.

One of my favorite parts of Freefall was the ending! It was perfect, it tied up all the loose ends and left me wanting a sequel! Please?!

Characters: 5/5
Creativity: 4/5
Voice: 5/5
Impact: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Cover: 4/5
I really like this cover. The falling broken glass is really pretty, yet simple. I love the tagline on the front: "Sometimes the edge is closer than you think."

Amazing Quote:
"...Rosetta had pulled off her shoes and the full-on running had begun. Past the lockers. Out the double glass doors. Down the steps. Like we couldn't get away fast enough. I didn't know where we were going. I didn't care where we were going.

I can't wait to read Mindi Scott's next book. She's an incredible author that gives all of her characters a unique and witty voice. Everyone should read this coming of age story... it's incredible.





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11 comments

  1. this books looks completely brilliant! i've wanted to read it since i saw it and yours is the first review i've read and now i really want to read it - not out in Australia yet :(

    great job reviewing this. i really feel like i have afeel for what the book is about.

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  2. Thanks Nomes!
    I can't wait for it to come out in Australia so you can read it! :)

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  3. I love well developed characters. It is good to hear that it is a hyped novel but it doesn't disappoint. Thanks for the review.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  4. The cover is so awesome. Love the concept. I really need to read this book as soon as I can. It sounds soo great!

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  5. Hi Michelle,
    Yes you do! You'll love it :)

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  6. I really want to read this book. I am absolutely in love with the cover, and I will definitely be buying it now that I've read your review! Thanks. =]

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  7. Hey Bella, I'm so glad to hear you'll be buying this. You definitely won't regret it! :)

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  8. Oh my gosh you totally said what I couldn't put into words! The whole "It not being peachy" thing! Thats exactly what I was thinking when I was writing my review but I couldn't figure out how to say it. I loved this book too. Its awesome. :)

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  9. I'm so glad you loved this book too! You're totally right, it is awesome! :)

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