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After losing his leg in a terrible car accident, Jonas Avery can’t wait to start over and go to college.
Brennan Davis would like nothing more than to stay home and go to school, so she can keep her anxiety in check.
When the two accidentally meet the summer before they move away, they’ll push each other to come to terms with what’s holding them back, even as they’re pulled closer to taking the biggest leap of all—falling in love.
The Opposite of Falling Apart has more than 2.1 million reads on Wattpad.
I am loving the fact that slowly, but surely YA novels are moving beyond the cliché of just a girl meeting a boy and the joy falling in love for the first time!
The Opposite of Falling Apart was a book that surprised me from the get go – I honestly did not have much or rather any expectations; mostly cause I went in blind; partly because I rarely read YA books with expectations nowadays!
The Opposite of Falling Apart is about Jonas; who lost half a leg in a horrific accident and now suffers from PTSD as a result and Brennan, on the other hand; a teenager with an ambition of becoming a writer with anxiety issues.
Now; the pitfall of a YA novel; be it of the contemporary genre or the fantasy genre; is the insta – love factor between the protagonists – which I am honestly glad to say that this author has done a wonderful job of actually putting forth a story of how two vulnerable teenagers, with their own traumas and struggles, understand the joy of a strong friendship and the love that is born out of that friendship.
Also, the way that the author has actually portrayed the struggles of suffering from PTSD and anxiety is commendable; she has taken a magnifying glass on the reality of living with such disorders and at the same time, made the experience understandable to people who might not understand the actual reality of these disorders.
The plot, however could do with a little tweaking; it tends to feel a dragged at times; and if it wasn’t for the fact that I enjoyed the characters and the writing style; I just might have given up on the book.
Micah Good has been writing since middle school. She’s been writing stories on Wattpad since the summer before her freshman year of college. Her stories have been featured, won a Watty, and she was invited to participate in Wattpad’s Paid Stories program. She currently lives in the midwestern United States, where she is pursuing a career in nursing. She loves dogs, naps and getting lost in a book.