Review: Book: Rules of Falling- Leslie Tall Manning

Title: Rules of Falling

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Leslie Tall Manning

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: YA

Page Count: 320 Pages

ISBN: 978-0960017751

Author or Book Website:

Link to Amazon purchase page: Rules of Falling: Manning, Leslie Tall: Books (

Link to Goodreads: Rules of Falling by Leslie Tall Manning | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Erica O’Donnell is hardly the quintessential high school senior. She doesn’t have a driver’s license. She’s never been to a concert. Sports are out of the question. She doesn’t own a pair of heels. No boy has ever asked her out. All of this for good reason: Erica faints. A lot. And at the most inconvenient times.

Chronic fainting, also known as syncope, keeps Erica on the sidelines as the odd-girl out. Luckily, Lindsay Bennett hovers nearby to catch Erica each time she nose-dives to the floor. Lindsay isn’t only Erica’s best friend—for four years she’s been her savior.

But things are about to change.

When Lindsay breaks up with her boyfriend Adam to pursue a married man, Erica is intrigued. But as Lindsay’s relationship intensifies, Erica finds her own world spinning out of control: from covering up her friend’s affair, to hiding her feelings for Adam, to casting suspicion when a string of arson fires sweeps through the town.

Gradually peeling away layers of deception from those she trusts the most, Erica must decide how far she is willing to go to uncover truths—and how many people will get burned in the process. 

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This book had me learning things I did not know. I did not know there was a name for chronic fainting which is called Syncope. Erica and Lindsay have been on the same path for a long time. Lindsay has been there to catch her each time she faints, but when an affair with Larry takes her down a new path. Now with the help of Adam, who is Lindsay’s boyfriend (ex), to cover for Lindsay and discover what is going on with the fires. The book took me on a journey that showed me many things.

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars


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