The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
It starts with an itch you just can't shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you'll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.
And then you're dead.
When a deadly virus begins to sweep through sixteen-year-old Kaelyn’s community, the government quarantines her island—no one can leave, and no one can come back.
Those still healthy must fight for dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.
Because how will she go on if there isn't?
Megan Crewe crafts a powerful and gripping exploration of self-preservation, first love, and hope. Poignant and dizzying, this heart-wrenching story of one girl’s bravery and unbeatable spirit will leave readers fervently awaiting the next book in this standout new series.Click "Read more" to read the ending of The Way We Fall so you'll be ready for the next installment of the series!
Kaelyn and Tessa leave Meredith at the house and go to other houses and the garden store to load up on more supplies. When they get back, their house has been ransacked and the gang has taken everything and destroyed Tessa's greenhouse. Tessa goes in her room and doesn't speak much after that. The power goes out and they are forced to move into Meredith's house who has a generator so that they can boil water and have lights.
Meredith wakes up in the middle of the night and wants a stuffed cat she forgot at the house. Tessa drives and they all head over there. They retrieve the stuffed animal and Quentin tries to attack them because he is sick and wants Kaelyn to tell him how she survived. They get him subdued and bring him to the hospital. The next day, Meredith begins to get sick. Kaelyn decides to take care of her at the house. Gav keeps coming but she realizes he could catch it with Meredith's germs and tells him not to come back. Meredith progresses and they are forced to take her to the hospital. There, she asks her dad to do a blood tranfusion but he refuses. They argue as he is walking her out and they catch the gang trying to set the hospital on fire. The girl hits him over the head with a gas can and kills him.
Saddened by the death of her father, Kaelyn goes out on a cliff with the intention of jumping. There, she realizes she has to go one so she walks back to the hospital and convinces Nell (her father's collague) to do a blood transfusion for Meredith. She gives her blood and they do it. Gav comes and they make up. Kaelyn feels light-headed the next day but Meredith's fever breaks and she might be recovering. that night, Tessa and Kaelyn sit out on the porch and enjoy each other's company. The next day, Kaelyn looks out across the bay and sees the island ferry coming with Leo on it.
Did I miss anything important? If so, let me know in the comments. What did you think about the ending?