Free To Fall by Lauren Miller
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?
What if you never had to fall?
Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision making for the best personal results. Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she’s accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school. Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn’t use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux’s recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore — a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming.
My Thoughts: This one was a bit confusing for me at first but the more I read, the more I got into the story.
We are introduced to Rory who just got accepted into Theden Academy. Its basically a school for really smart people. She’s so excited to attend especially since her mother went there when she was younger.
Rory shows up on Theden and a lot of things start happening. Its more mysterious than she thought and crazy things happen. She also meets a boy named North. Oh North, how I really liked you!
Rory finds out so much information about her family its hard to really think about how much. So much to process but I’m happy I got to know all the extra information. Of course, there is also a backstory and a scifi-ish story to Free To Fall but I mostly just liked Rory and listening to her reasoning on things and how she handled everything. I’m not going to say too much about this one. There was just so much going on that you need to read it so you can process everything.
I liked the story, I liked the characters, and I loved all the little things that surprised me.
Overall: I liked it. I enjoyed it. I loved Rory and North as characters. There is just so much fit in this book I think you have to process it yourself! HAHA! Romance, scifi, and a lot of other things going on!
Cover: Like it. Its not too colorful but still makes me want to pick it up.
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