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After losing his leg in a terrible car accident, Jonas Avery can’t wait to start over and go to college.
Brennan Davis would like nothing more than to stay home and go to school, so she can keep her anxiety in check.
When the two accidentally meet the summer before they move away, they’ll push each other to come to terms with what’s holding them back, even as they’re pulled closer to taking the biggest leap of all—falling in love.
The Opposite of Falling Apart has more than 2.1 million reads on Wattpad.
Micah Good has been writing since middle school. She’s been writing stories on Wattpad since the summer before her freshman year of college. Her stories have been featured, won a Watty, and she was invited to participate in Wattpad’s Paid Stories program. She currently lives in the midwestern United States, where she is pursuing a career in nursing. She loves dogs, naps and getting lost in a book.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, and Wattpad Books for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
This felt like such a sad novel, and I think it actually kind of broke my heart. We have Jonas that suffers from PTSD after being in a car accident which resulted in him losing half of his leg, and then we have Brennan has some really bad anxiety that she’s dealing with. Both of them have been dealing with some bad stuff in their life and honestly I feel like maybe it was a good thing that they came into each other’s lives.
I know there are some people that have expressed that they weren’t feeling the romance between Jonas and Brennan, and maybe I feel a little bit of the same. But you can’t help who you fall in love with, and not all the romances in novels or even in any form of performing arts can be fairy tale worthy or sweep you off your feet worthy. Some romances are just clumsy and full of mistakes or awkward vibes and just… not perfect. Nothing is wrong with not being perfect, you know?
Ugh there’s that “you know” again.
I think that this novel really pulled at the heartstrings, and honestly I feel like maybe the one thing that really made me feel more emotional about this wasn’t the romance, but how Jonas and Brennan had one another to learn how to get through what they needed to get through. Sometimes that is just more help to someone’s life and well-being, and even mental health, than having a lover. Not to say that having someone to love romantically isn’t a bad thing, but having that friend and companion that can really help you get into the deep things that you don’t want to face can mean so much.
Oh man I forgot to make this playlist before I left work again so I need to add the album cover when I get into work. Oh well. Hopefully I have some time to do that as well!
Yay for another short and sweet dream cast!