Review + Favorite Quotes | The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer

The Speed of Falling Objects
by Nancy Richardson Fischer
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Release Date: October 1st 2019
Genre: Young adult
Source: Tour organizer
From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Don't miss this compulsively readable novel about the most unlikely of heroes.

Danger "Danny" Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else's needs. She's certain that her mom's bitterness and her TV star father's absence are her fault. If only she were more-more athletic, charismatic, attractive-life would be perfect.

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she's not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.

my thoughts and whatnot

I love the writing style, it was so easy to follow, easy to get into the head of the characters. It really feels like I'm right there with the characters, like I'm part of a survivalist show. You could tell that the author really did her research on this topic - assuming that all Cougar, the main character's father, says is real (which I think it is).

At the beginning of the book, the characters really leaves much to be desired. I don't like much of the characters, the only one I liked is Jupiter. The characters have personalities that I don't like but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. That's just because each characters are flawed - like what a character should be. They aren't one dimensional and bland characters which I really appreciate. As the story progresses, though, you could totally see their growth as a character.

Overall, I really liked this book,  this was such a delight to read. The plot was really interesting and this really took me in a wild adventure. This is not only a journey of survival but also of (self-)acceptance.

ps: As I was reading this, my mind was such in a bad place and this really helped me - this is reflected in my favorite quotes (see below) - and this book have a space in my hollow heart. Just for that alone, I would like to thank the author: Nancy Richardson Fischer, thank you so much for writing this gem of a book.

favorite quotes

Blending in is overrated. Fly your freak flag high, Danny.

Don't undervalue kindness. It doesn't come naturally to a lot of folks.

Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going.

I'm scared, too...I'm just better at hiding it

Will I ever be more than I am right now?

Conjure the life you dream of leading. That's the first step to making it happen.

Growing up means understanding that you can want something, really want it, but be incapable of getting it.

Never have I felt the fragility of my own life so completely. Never have I wanted to live in each moment more.

BE YOUR TRUE NORTH....A compass differs from true north depending on where you are on the planet. I depend on myself to find the way.

About the author:

I'm a published author with children's, teen and adult titles including: The Golden Globe, Lyric's World and Promises (Junior Jedi Knights Trilogy) for LucasFilm (Berkeley Press), Feel No Fear, The Power, Passion and Politics of a Life in Gymnastics (Hyperion), Monica: From Fear to Victory (HarperCollins), A Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno (Simon & Schuster), Nadia Comaneci: Letters to a Young Gymnast (Basic Books), and Winning Every Day with Shannon Miller (Bantam Books).

I've written for a circus, a graduate school, tried my hand at waitressing (I was terrible!), baking carrot cakes (I was messy but good!), and been lucky enough to ultimately do what I love - write.

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our mostly wonderful (but sometimes vorpal) Vizsla. When I'm not conjuring a story, I love to kite-board, bike, ski or plan adventures with my two guys, who both make me laugh for different reasons and are the best partners in fun a gal could ever imagine.

If you want to learn more about my latest novel, When Elephants Fly (publication date September 04, HarperCollins/Harlequin Teen), please visit my website:

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