Review From User :
Sometimes, I have issues with 1.5 books that are essentially the first book from a different p.o.v. Luckily, this book wasn't like that. It didn't feel like Bully from another perspective. You still got the 'Bully' story, but there was a lot of new scenes and new information.
Jared is a bully. He knows it. He's a bully to one particular person. Tate. Tate was Jared's best friend for a long time. Then one summer, he went to stay with his father. When he came back, everything changed. Jared was a different person. He dealt with things the only way he knew how. By making Tate's life hell.
I won't rehash the entire story. If you've read Bully, you know the gist. If you haven't, check it out (or my review of Bully). Just know that Jared goes through some big changes and revelations.
Seeing Jared grow and evolve as a person was a wonderful thing. I loved watching Tate and Jared become friends again, and continue to move forward. Jared has always had feelings for Tate. Even longer than we knew. It was so nice to see inside of his head.
Books are always better from the male point of view. Always. We already knew why Jared was the way he was to an extent. But to know the full reasons, how he felt, it made more sense. I loved Jared in Bully. Even when I thought he was just a straight up asshole, I still loved him. There was just something about him. Now, reading this book, it made me love him even more. Could you read this without first reading Bully Yes. Would I recommend reading Bully first Yes. This is a fantastic series you won't want to miss out on. It's got so many fantastic characters, I'm happy that it's continuing. I love Jared's friend Madoc just as much as I love Jared so I can't wait for his book next!
Nelson Hobbs (Narrator)
Lenght: 9 hours and 32 minutes
This is book 1.5 of “Fall Away” Series.
First book is Bully and was already posted (July 2nd)
Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or numb to all emotions? The past few years have been like that for me.
Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between. Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me.
But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone.
I love her so much that I hate her. I hate that I can’t let her go.
We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn’t trust her – or anyone else. So I hurt her.
I pushed her away. But I still need her. She centers me. Engaging her, challenging her, pushing her – it’s the one last part of me that feels anything anymore.
But then she went and screwed everything up. She left for a year and came back a different girl. Now, when I push, she pushes back…and I’m not sure either one of us will ever be the same.