Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Book Tour (Review): How I Fall by Anne Eliot



ELLEN LIKES CAM * CAM LIKES ELLEN *
What if the one person you can't stop thinking about...
...can't stop thinking about you?
*CAM LIKES ELLEN *
What if during one long day you failed at everything because you met this glitter-crazed new girl who practically ruins your life? Worse, she insists you and your secret crush become best friends—with her?!! Only you don’t have time to be friends with insane people, and you think your crush might need to stay the way it’s always been: Distant. Impossible. In your head. This is because you have problems and secrets a crush would never understand.
*ELLEN LIKES CAM *
But what if the three of you wind up assigned to a group photography project, and rumors are already circling about the new girl being ridiculous? You know she’s nice but alone, so you convince your crush to help protect the new girl. Working on the project suddenly makes hanging out, texting, talking—and even high school—seem completely normal when it’s anything but.
ELLEN LIKES CAM * CAM LIKES ELLEN *
What if you fall for each other just enough to kiss…and it’s perfect? You tell secrets and make the kind of promises that might be impossible to keep when you’re only sixteen. Which is why, long before it all falls apart, you already knew nothing this beautiful could have been meant to be yours for long.
But what if…
Links:
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Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1r6nimP


Maybe, loving someone secretly for so long and discovering that he/she felt the same way is the best feeling in the world. Knowing that despite of your condition and differences to other people, he/she cares and stands up for you and he/she is not shy to whatever you are.

I am grateful because I got to read this book with a very pretty and catchy cover. I am fascinated with the cover of the book, every time I look at it, I can feel the strong love and beauty of the book, when I first saw it on Facebook, I was like "I must read this!" - that's where I decided to join in this tour. The title of the book confused me because "How I Fall" can have two meanings, it can be how a person fall in love with someone or it can also be, how a person experienced his/her downtime in life. With those thoughts, it pursue me to read and finish this pretty book. What I found out is that, it is inspiring, lovely, fun to read and also a heartbreaking one. Every time I decided to read and get my tablet, I can't stop myself from reading anymore. I kept smiling every time I read the book because Camden Campbell is just so lovely! With my experience with this book? I think it's the best book I've read for the month and I don't remember smiling that much while reading. I simply fall in love with every part of this book.

Camden Campbell and Ellen Foster are both inspiring characters. Ellen has a cerebral palsy and half of her body wobbles when she is stressed, despite her cp it didn't bother her to do anything. No matter how hard it is for her to go to school, she still do it without anyone's help, She doesn't like pity or anyone's help as long as she can do things on her own she will do it. What I like her most is that she is so good at photography, the way the author describe her works, I wish there is a photo of it because I'm imagining a very good photo. Camden Campbell as well, a quarterback (wow!), I like him so much though. He is the shy-type-funny-guy kind. He is good at football (obviously that's why he is a quarterback) and also photography. Like Ellen's works I wanna see his works too! It's just that, I feel sad for Cam's parents because they have issues when it comes to Ellen (I won't go in to details, figure out what happened okay?). Both of them are an example of a perfect couple. Their love and commitment, their trust and sweetness makes me smile so much while reading. I even wish I have my own Camden Campbell. 

"I'm completely in love with you and I hope you're going to be okay with that, because there is no way I can change my mind or take back one word or any second of how I feel, not to mention how I think I'm always going to feel about you." 

These words.. these are too much! coming from a guy you really love? I think I will be the happiest girl living on earth! I fangirled right away when I saw those words! It's just that... all the love was poured in to that statement. My heart melts then and there. The way Camden Campbell said it, it's not a demand type of approach but it is a kind one. It's like saying this to Ellen makes him shy or something. I like these lines so much! 

"Please don't... don't let any of this be a dream" 

When Ellen said these words, I was like "Oh please don't", I don't like it if all of what happened is just a dream for Ellen, it'll break my heart so much (and her heart). 

I do LOVE this book and I wish.. I could read the next one, it's just that.. I can't believe in everything! I wanted to know more. The ending of the book is full of hope despite the heartache. I wanna read what will happen next. 

The book has so much emotions on it. It brings me to a world full of love. It is so lovely in a way that you will have to just read it and forget everything around you. I like the story and like I said before it is very inspiring. I wanted to read it over and over. 

My Rating


Anne Eliot writes sweet, first-love stories. She was raised in the mountains of Colorado, but says she really learned about life, love and friendships from summers spent with her large, Italian immigrant family in Ontario, Canada.
Anne is grateful to have had schools with inspiring teachers and librarians who directed her to worlds she would not have found on her own. To this day, she adores school visits, teaching writing to teens, and is dedicated to making sure kids in need have access to books that will fuel their hopes and dreams.
While growing up, Anne hid her own anxieties by hiding and reading book after book. She developed an addiction to first love, first kisses and her favorite: the happy-ever-after story. This is what she writes today. Now she's a mom of two and happily married to her own first love. Anne works hard to juggle being a wife and parent while writing, but fails at cooking because she is still trying to read book, after book of love stories on the side.
Anne Eliot’s first book, Almost, became a top 100 best selling Kindle book, and was a Readers Choice, Top 12 of 2012 book for Amazon.com at #11, and will be translated and released in Germany and Turkey fall 2013. Her second book, Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, is a also a Kindle, top 100 best selling book in Teen Romance for 2013. She's hard at work on her third novel, another sweet teen romance releasing fall/winter, 2013. She loves to hear from readers. Please look for her on Facebook or tweet her @yaromance.
Author Links:
Facebook Fanpage: http://on.fb.me/1r6nItz
Twitter: @yaromance

Inspiration for the story :
The character of Ellen Foster is fictional, but her Cerebral Palsy symptoms and hemiparesis/balance issues loosely match what an amazing teen (and I girl I’m proud to call my friend) named Allison Winn, faces every single day. Her condition was not brought on by CP, but was brought about due to complications Allison suffered after the removal of a childhood brain tumor which resulted in side effects that will be with her for the rest of her life.

Despite all that sadness, with the help of her mom, Dianna, dad Brian, the patience of her sister, Emily, and the inspiration from a tiny rescued dog named Coco, Allison was inspired to help other kids by baking dog biscuits (thousands of them) so she could raise money to help other kids like her. These biscuits were hand sold by Allison for months (and now years) so other sick kids and sad families could afford to adopt a fully trained dog from a very special program into their lives.

At age nine, Allison’s goal was to raise enough money so one special trained dog could be placed with a kid who had life threatening issues. She met that goal, and that same year adopted out 10 dogs with the sales of her dog treats! Now she’s fourteen and her project has a name: The Stinkbug Project. Stinkbug has now adopted out 40+ dogs to kids who live around the Rocky Mountain Region all because Allison never gives up baking. Now so many people help to raise awareness while others donate baking and packaging supplies and volunteer to help Allison bake and sell the treats.

This girl, who soon will be an amazing woman, is now cancer free but she still works tirelessly at baking and selling biscuits for what has become a thriving community charity effort. The trained dogs are all rescued dogs who come from the very special, Colorado based, K-9 correctional dog training program. Adoptions and applications for a dog are now handled via the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation. More information about The Stinkbug Project, Allison, and RMHF can be found at:


Every year, a donation will be sent by me to support this amazing project, and at all book signings I will be accepting donations on behalf of this wonderful project and donating them to Allison’s efforts as well.

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