The following is an honest review of The Upside of Falling by Alex Light and my suggested age rating.
Becca no longer believes in love outside of romance novels but when her former best friend teases her, she makes up a fake boyfriend. Brett Wells looks like he has it all, captain of the football team and the most popular guy in school. However, Brett doesn’t care about having a girlfriend he’s more concerned about his future. But when he sees Becca lying about having a boyfriend, he jumps in pretending to be her “boyfriend”.
“When the line between real and pretend begins to blur, they are forced to answer the question: is this fake romance the realest thing in either of their lives?”
Review of The Upside of Falling
I really enjoyed this one! I am a sucker for fake dating and this may be the cheesiest book I’ve ever read. That being said, both Brett and Becca were super realistic characters with real struggles.
I especially loved all the conversations between Brett and Becca about their families. This book did remind me of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before A LOT which, is one of my favorite romance books. You just can’t go wrong with fake dating, it’s predictable in all the best ways.
I gave The Upside of Falling 4/5 stars on Goodreads
Age Rating of The Upside of Falling
I am giving The Upside of Falling an Age Rating of 13-14 and up. There is language, romance, as well as heavier topics such as divorce and cheating.
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