Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Falling Over Sideways

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Book Review - Falling Over Sideways

Falling Over Sideways

About the Book
Claire's life is a joke . . . but she's not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she's dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there's a boy, Ryder, who's just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody's really listening to her -- if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is.

Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic -- while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious -- and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.

My Take on the Book
This book really made you think about how you would react in a emotionally, especially when a parent is going through a huge medical challenge. The book looks at issues of family, life, love, friendship and more. The book has powerful characters and an even more powerful story. While this was the first story that I ever read from this author I found that through reading this I really was interested in looking at his other writings. This book though really was engaging and kept my attention from beginning to end!

New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?
Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader
Questions? Drop me a line at

No comments: