I really, really enjoy reading Natalie D. Richards books.
That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed We All Fall Down!
It tackles several topics including mental illness, hauntings, college, and friendship.
Paige and Theo have been best friends for years, but Theo finally wants more. Too bad Paige is trying to impress another boy... Something terrible happens the night of the party and their friendship is ruined. Bad things always happen on the bridge, but they never thought it would happen to them.
Paige begins questioning her entire friendship with Theo. She knows their relationship is toxic, it could never work. Especially since she put a lock on the bridge with their initials on it.... Could that have cursed them?
After 6 months apart, strange things start happening to them. Theo is hearing voices, voices reviving conversations he had during the night of the party. The party that quite literally, ruined his life. It must just be a side effect of his medication. But the more it happens, the more he questions his sanity.
Paige starts finding things she lost the night of the party. Things like her earring, purse, shoes, even her own teeth.... Maybe it's Theo playing a joke on her, but maybe it's more than that.
If we're being honest, the supernatural side was a little too much for me. I don't usually read books that have hauntings, ghosts, the unknown, etc.. It just seemed a bit far fetched and out of place for me. Sure, you could argue symbolism, but I just didn't enjoy that part. That being said, I still thoroughly enjoyed the story and loved reading about Theo and Paige.
Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing me an advanced copy of We All Fall Down!