- Genre: Realistic Fiction
- Recommended For: Advanced Readers/ Fans of The Underneath
- Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
The Shock of the Fall is about a man remembering his nine year old self. Throughout the course of the novel, he gradually relives the tragic death of his autistic older brother through his poetic writing. This was a shocking and original book, and reminded me of The Underneath by Kathi Appelt. It was somewhat poetic without using a standard “poem” format. I would say this book is meant for more advanced readers than myself, but it was still very powerful for me.