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T 946 PM Karen Jerome made the mistake of arriving home early Thrown down the basemen Brilliant if not slightly controversial in regards to themes for a Young Adult audience I thoroughly enjoyed the thought provoking notions and ideas this novel createdGreat use of allusion juxtaposition and POV Good read for senior students and an excellent opening for conversationThis is not necessarily a YA read so give it a go

book We All Fall Down

We All Fall DownT stairs Karen slips into a coma The trashers slip awayBut The Avenger has seen it al I absolutely loved this book It had me hooked from the first page and it just kept on being interesting and mysterious until the very end The plot is so twisted and I could not anticipate how it was going to end I must say it broke my heart a little at the end but it is a supergood book

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mobi ☆ doc We All Fall Down 9780440215561 Ò Robert Cormier Ò They entered the house at 902 PM and trashed their way through the Cape Cod cottage At 946 PM Karen Jerome made the mistake of arriving home early Thrown down the basement stairs Karen slips into a coma The trashers slip awayBut The Avenger has seenThey entered the house at 902 PM and trashed their way through the Cape Cod cottage A ★ ★ ★ ★ 12 We All Fall Down marks only the second Young Adult book that I’ve ever read and the first I’ve read by choice The first novel not surprising was by the same author which I'd read than a decade ago maybe closer to two decades when I was trapped some place I don’t even remember where and Fade was the only book available I liked enough of what I read in the time available that I later found another copy and finished the book I’d remembered Robert Cormier’s name and some years back bought We All Fall Down I had not been exploring the YA section but since there was nothing on the front cover to indicate otherwise it had been shelved out of place A contributing factor may have the back cover’s encapsulation of the book It read like a crime novel It’s part of the reason Cormier had been considered a controversial author He tended to cover adult subjects in his YA books He argued “Every topic is open however shocking It is the way that the topics are handled that's important and that applies whether it is a 15 year old who is reading your book or someone who is 55” We All Fall Down opens with four teenagers vandalizing an upper middle class house with nobody home That changes when the 14 year old daughter returns alone at the wrong time Immediately we witness how Cormier flirted with adult themes Two of the boys hold her arms as the leader older and vicious drops his pants Angered when she fights back and then tries to run he pushes her down the basement stairs the results of which leave her in a coma The fourth boy the least culpable of the invaders watches the encounter from start to finish from the second floor The girl’s eyes find him and beg for help and he is unable to move We will follow him as he tries to deal with varying degrees of guiltThe second of the three viewpoint characters is the family’s other daughter two years older than her sister What was done to her house and particularly to her room disrupts her life at a critical time in her emotional development The final player is a voyeur who had convinced himself that he was a part of this house of this family He witnesses the entire event and as he'd already christened himself “The Avenger” when prowling he swears vengeance His revenge however has a significant hurdle to overcome As the first sentence from one of his early scenes explains The problem with being an eleven year old Avenger was just that being eleven years old and an AvengerBecause the main characters each carry what seems to them to be substantial and deep seated anguish or at least the two that do not consider themselves an avenger do it’s natural to suspect what follows will be a novel of introspection While teenagers and angst tend to mix well in fiction the story does open out include families and in some cases the past There is movement and through cause and effect their worlds begin to intersect all in believable and interesting ways But eventually it will wind down to only these three initially a confrontation between just two of them but with results that will deeply affect the third Which is where had I not been so invested I might have had cause to be wary The other primary reason Robert Cormier was considered controversial was that things often did not turn out well for his protagonists Not only did they not win they often lost Often suffered losses I felt the conclusion rendered here was appropriate “Happily Ever After” and “Deep Tragedy” need not be the only choices We All Fall Down finds satisfaction somewhere in the middle