Thursday, January 27, 2011

Freefall by Mindi Scott

Book review # 62
Freefall by Mindi Scott
Rating: Five stars


Summary:
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 when 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 soon realizes he isn't the only one who needs saving . . .

Freefall is one of those books you are sure to not forget. I've been so busy lately, but after lying in bed a couple of nights after finishing Freefall, thinking about a scene between Seth and Rosetta, I knew I had to  share the love. I adore and admire Mindi Scott for writing such a powerful, emotional, realistic debut novel. Freefall isn't just any novel, it's one that sends a message; one that could possibly affect or change lives. Scott easily portrayed the importance of making decisions, pushing past fears, and drinking.

Finally, we get to read about an accurate male point of view. I felt so close to Seth; his emotions poured through the pages. I found myself feeling almost as emotional as him. Seth is going through a tough time, with his best friend Issac dying from drinking too much. Drinking and partying is the norm for everyone around him, but Seth isn't sure he wants to live that life anymore. Living in a trailer park, playing in a band with his brother and friends, not passing school; is what Seth is used to. Meeting Rosetta is just the beginning,some things are going to have to change...

What  I loved the most was watching the journey and transformation Seth and Rosetta went through. They both seem so different, but the closer you look, the more alike they seem. Their relationship was beautiful, it changed and developed until the very last page. Together they experienced so many firsts, at times it was painfully realistic. I was very grateful for the minor characters as well, they were interesting and vital in helping Seth move on with his life.

There is so many things I have to say Freefall, but I feel like nothing will serve it justice. With the romance, drama, and intensity Freefall is one of a kind. The scenes were written so beautfully, it was almost like a movie. I could easily visulize the characters and places around town; when the characters spoke I could pracrically hear them talking. You become so absorbed that you almost forget what's happening around you. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on Freefall as soon as you can. 

9 comments:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Oh, yay! I loved this book (and Seth) so very much! Thanks for your review--It's great to hear that we have the same opinion.

Michelle said...

I'm reading this one right now (only a few chapters in) and I'm already loving it. Seth has such a strong voice. Great character for sure!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

It sounds wonderful, must get this book!!

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Oh, this book sounds so powerful, and I definitely want to read books with more of a male perspective - I think it will challenge me more.

Excellent review! :)

Kelly Bull said...

Just happened upon your blog: very nice! Love the books you are reading, and LOVE THE IMAGES you have posted here.

Ashley said...

Wow! Great review! I have this book waiting to be read right now, and I've been wanting to read it.

But, now I have some motivation! I am starting this as soon as my immediate 'need to read's are done! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

I read this last year. Your review does it justice.

Rachel Star said...

Great review. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
-Rachel Star

Bere said...

Wow, Sara, brilliant review. I have this one on my reading list but I think I need to get myself a copy very soon. It sounds like a fantastic and powerful read. I will definitely be checking it out soon. Thanks for your wonderful review, Sara =).