Autumn Falls Series.... Review is for the First Book
According to the description on Amazon: "With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High."
THAT WAS ME TOTALLY!!! ...and I also lived through a barrage of teasing about my name! So, of course I had to pick up this debut novel by Disney Channel's Bella Thorne - you know her as a dancer on Disney's "Shake It Up".
I am no longer in the prime range for this book but because I coordinate a Teen Author stage at a local Children's Book Festival I know what to expect from Teen & YA books.
It was an easy read and there is enough going on to keep any teen involved - recommended age is 12 and up but this book is safe for any tween or advanced reader over 10.
While this girl's life becomes crazy and goes completely upside down, there is a touching second story line involving Autumn's recently deceased Father - especially when she starts using his journal to voice her thoughts and dreams.
Topics - Teen Angst, Grief, Friendship, Teasing
Love this blurb from Seventeen Magazine, after all THAT is the audience for this book!
"You'll be obsessed with Autumn Falls. It has basically everything you could ever want: a lovable klutz for a main character, a total heartthrob, and just a touch of magic."
Description from Amazon:New friends, new enemies . . . can a magical journal change Autumn's crazy life? This funny and sweet novel by FAMOUS IN LOVE star Bella Thorne—is perfect for fans of Girl Online, Liv and Maddie: Cali Style, Descendants, and anyone looking for an entertaining read with just a touch of magic!
With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep and her potential love life are at stake.
When Autumn vents her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Is it coincidence? Or can writing in the journal solve all her problems? And if the journal doesn’t work that way, is there a bigger purpose for it—and for her?
Filled with personal elements from Bella’s own life, AUTUMN FALLS is the first book in Bella Thorne’s new series! It has everything readers will love and relate to: a real girl trying to find her own inner strength and be the best she can be, with a hint of magic and mystery, and a steady stream of OMG-I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened fun.
About the Author - Bella Thorne is an actress and an emerging style icon, with over nine million likes on Facebook, six million followers on Twitter, and over fifteen million followers on Instagram. Her positive energy, her stay-true-to-yourself message, and her amazing family, plus the love of all the bellarinas/-os around the world, are the driving forces behind everything she does.