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Written by Sharon Dogar

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4

LoveReading View on Falling

Falling is a dark and dangerous multi-layered love story between an Asian girl and a white boy, in which the past and present collide. It's the gripping second teenage novel from Sharon Dogar, the critically acclaimed author of Waves.  Intensely moving and atmospheric, it's also heart-breaking, thought-provoking, romantic, even violent but finally life-affirming.

Waves was long-listed for the 2009 Carnegie Medal and was short-listed for the 2008 Branford Boase award.


Review by Claudia (aged 16)
This is a really fun book - funny, tense and tragic at times and would recommend it to all teenage girls. The characters are likeable and you felt you could really sympathise when things don’t go well. It was really easy to read and I was glued to it for a couple of days until I finished. Definitely worth a read!


Falling Synopsis

Neesha is afraid - haunted by the fragments of a nightmare about a girl falling, far away and a long time ago. Just when the echoes in her head threaten to overwhelm her, a boy unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Handsome and talented, Sammy finds himself strangely drawn to Neesha - but it's only when they come together, that they begin to realise why. Are they falling in love or being pulled into the past - fated to replay a love affair that ended in blood?

Falling Press Reviews

'Waves is a remarkable novel by a talented story teller, suffused by an atmosphere both sensuous and sinister.' PHILIP PULLMAN


'Sharon Dogar is a writer to watch.' MEG ROSOFF


Book Information

ISBN: 9781905294695
Publication date: 6th April 2009
Author: Sharon Dogar
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

About Sharon Dogar

Sharon Dogar was our Guest Editor in May 2011. Her book selection can be found here. Sharon Dogar’s first novel, Waves, is a poignant coming-of-age story about a family dealing with the accident of their daughter. It took a while for Sharon to get started, "but then I had ‘the moment,' " she explains. "That moment when a character just arrives in your mind and begs to be written - whether you want to do it or not.  I remember it was lunchtime.  I walked into the sitting room and had a thought: I was by ...

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