The Fall

The Fall

By James Preller

Feiwel and Friends, 2015.

Realistic Fiction   Grades 7/8 and Up9780312643010-2

This is a timely book written about suicide, bullying and cyber-bullying. It is told from high school student Sam Proctor’s perspective, as he writes in a journal about the death of his classmate Morgan Mallen—she jumped from the water tower to her death.  Sam reflects on whether he had caused her to take her life, if he did any of the bullying of Morgan, could he be caught if he did and did he do anything to stop what was happening to Morgan? Journey along with Sam as he digs deep within himself to come to grip with Morgan’s death and what kind of a human tortures another.   You won’t soon forget this novel by James Preller.

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