Dare To Fall by Estelle Maskame

by Samy
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Dare To Fall by Estelle Maskame tells about grief, loss, friendship, and romance through those hard times.
MacKenzie Rivers seems like she has it all figured out. She has great friends, she’s doing well in school, and her handsome ex-boyfriend is desperate to win her back. But something is missing from her life in Windsor, Colorado. And as much as she hates to admit it, something might be Jaden Hunter. Tall, blond, and athletic, a year ago, Kenzie was falling fast for him and his crooked smile. Twelve months later, everything has changed. A tragic accident has destroyed Jaden’s family, and despite the way she feels, Kenzie has no idea how to talk to him anymore.

Dare To Fall Book Review

When I started the book, it felt like I already knew the story. So, I might have read it before, but I couldn’t remember it.
I loved her Did I Mention I Love You series some years back and even re-read them, so I gave it another try.

Something I like about the book is that it talks about loss and grief. Because for some reason, Jaden seems quite mature for his age.
As Kenzie struggles with talking to someone after losing her parents, she decides to back off instead of being there for her crush and his sister. And I honestly can’t blame her for that since I never would have known an answer to that question either. And, especially since she knows grief just all too well, they rather lose contact than stay in touch.

Only until she somewhat got pushed into a situation to talk to Jaden again, and from then on, their interaction grows again as well as they get closer and eventually give each other another chance.
Because Jaden is more forgiving than his twin, he’s also more open.

I can feel with both sides – Kenzie, Jaden, and Danielle here. Grief, loss, and death aren’t easy topics to talk about, as I don’t think everyone talks about it or even knows how to handle it. Knowing this, it’s fine to forgive others when they’d rather back off out of not knowing how to handle a situation. I also get Danielle, who’s incredibly angry towards her former best friend, Kenzie.

I don’t know the whole lot of drama towards the last 1/4 of the book. I almost thought about not finishing it but decided against it, only to know how it ended.
Because it was predictable and sure, the character’s age isn’t my age group anymore, so that could matter to an extent.

What do you think of the book? Have you read it? Or do you plan to? Let me know in the comments!

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