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What would you do if you could write the story of your life?
After battling a brain tumour twenty-nine year old Emma thinks she is in the clear, but her world comes crashing down around her when she is told her fight was in vain, and there is nothing more the doctors can do.
Realising that she won’t now have time to achieve the things she dreamed of, Emma decides to write her perfect life in a story. She imagines all the things she would have done, the places she would have seen, the husband she would have shared her life with and the family they would have raised. And, mysteriously, as she writes her story, she starts to notice that some of her dreams seem to be coming true.
Now with a real love in her life, and her fading hope burning brighter, reality and fiction start to become blurred. As she writes their life-long love story Emma dares to believe that anything is possible, but can she really change her fate?
I didn’t really know much about Another Way To Fall until my sister told me to look it up as she thought it would be my sort of book. I enjoyed Another Way To Fall, but beware, it is an emotional read so if you are a very emotional reader make sure you brace yourself!
Another Way To Fall follows Emma, who was in remission after suffering from a brain tumour. We find out that the tumour has returned and this time the news isn’t good. Emma has to decide how she’s going to spend the rest of her life. Emma decides to write a book, based on her experiences with a brain tumour, but instead of the sad ending she knows her life is going to have, she writes about an Emma that has been given the all clear. Emma feels like she can live through fictional Emma, writing experiences real life Emma will never experience. .
I was expecting a sad, emotional story. It certainly was. If I had anything to criticise it would be that the book felt too long. I think if it had been condensed slightly then I would’ve had an amazing reading experience. I wanted to know more about real life Emma, as she was a person I really admired. That said, I did often find myself moved by the story, so don’t be put off by the length of the book.
Another Way To Fall reminded me of the importance of living life to the fullest and making the most of your family and friends. It’s a sweet, but sad read, which I think many people would devour.
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