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The Speed of Falling Objects

by Nancy Richardson Fischer

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The Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer
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    Oct 1, 2019
    336 pages
    Genre: Novels

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From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything and embracing what makes us unique. Don't miss this compulsively readable novel about the most unlikely of heroes.

Danger "Danny" Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else's needs. She's certain that her mom's bitterness and her TV star father's absence are her fault. If only she were more―more athletic, charismatic, attractive―life would be perfect.

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she's not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.

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"Fischer perceptively examines such issues as divorce, narcissism, parental expectations, and forgiveness. Characters' interactions largely ring true, as does Danny's hard-won metamorphosis from self-conscious to self-confident...Part adventure, part coming-of-age novel, and altogether a page-turner." - Kirkus Reviews

"I highly recommend for anyone looking for an unputdownable YA contemporary with suspense and a touch of romance." - YA Books Central

"A perfect blend of adventure and romance, set in one of the most dangerous and fascinating places on Earth. In Danny's story, readers will also explore a complex father-daughter relationship and cheer on our heroine as she journeys not only through the Amazon but on a mission that will force her to figure out who she really is and what matters most to her. I inhaled this story!" - Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie and The Liars of Mariposa Island

"A thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure with characters you'll fall in love with." - Alexandra Monir, bestselling author of The Final Six

"In The Speed of Falling Objects, the Peruvian rainforest comes alive as does a young girl's passionate journey of self discovery. This riveting, moving, and beautifully written tale is packed with excitement - you won't put it down." - Erica Ferencik, author of The River at Night and Into the Jungle

"Nancy Richardson Fischer has pulled off the wondrous feat of writing a story where the characters' emotional journeys are as intensely compelling and deeply gratifying as their harrowing life-or-death adventure. I could not put this book down, and I will be recommending it to every teen I know. Truth." - Misa Sugiura, author of This Time Will Be Different

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Nancy Richardson Fischer

Nancy Richardson Fischer is a graduate of Cornell University, a published author with children's, teen and adult titles to her credit, including Star Wars titles for Lucas Film and numerous athlete autobiographies, such as Julie Krone, Bela Karolyi and Monica Seles. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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