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by Carolyn MacCullough

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Carolyn MacCullough
ISBN: 0761319344
ISBN13: 978-0761319344
Language: English
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (October 5, 2003)
Pages: 160
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Falling Through Darkness book. In richly limned scenes, Carolyn MacCullough debuts as a strong new voice in young adult literature.

Falling Through Darkness book.

Falling Through Darkness is MacCullough's haunting first novel. This is a story about depression and falling apart, but it is also a story about grieving and acceptance. Ginny would be perfectly happy to stay in this fugue state, sleepwalking through life

Falling Through Darkness is MacCullough's haunting first novel. Ginny would be perfectly happy to stay in this fugue state, sleepwalking through life. That is until a new tenant moves in forcing Ginny to confront all the things she knows about Aidan, and the accident, but never wanted to admit to anyone-especially herself. Ginny's depression after the accident is palpable in MacCullough's writing. Equally compelling are her portrayals of Aidan's frenetic energy

This emotional page-turner uses present tense to create a sense of immediacy-and to mirror 17-year-old Ginny's frame of mind as she refuses to think about the past. Four months ago, a car accident left her boyfriend Aidan dead.

This emotional page-turner uses present tense to create a sense of immediacy-and to mirror 17-year-old Ginny's frame of mind as she refuses to think about the past. Ginny knows that she was in the car when it happened, but the nuances and dangers of their secretly abusive relationship are too painful, so she lets her mind float away into spacey distraction whenever feelings or memories threaten to overflow. Her bland façade conceals an expertly written shakiness until she opens up to her father's tenant, Caleb

Ginny can't resist daredevil Aidan-until the night he crosses the line between games and reality.

Ginny can't resist daredevil Aidan-until the night he crosses the line between games and reality. Ginny can't resist daredevil Aidan-until the night he crosses the line between games and reality. She survives, he doesn't, and everyone thinks it's an accident. Lost somewhere between past and present, she meets Caleb. a much older man with secrets of his own.

Carolyn MacCullough holds a masters degree in creative writing from the New School and is the author of three novels: Drawing the Ocean and Falling Through Darkness, both selected as New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, and Stealing Henry (all Roaring Brook). She grew up in Connecticut, taught English in Sicily for a few years, and now lives in New York City, where she writes and teaches writing.

From School Library Journal Tamsin and Gabriel travel through time to find what sinister Alistair wants, and .

From School Library Journal. Grade 9 Up-It's hard to be the only normal one in a family in which everyone has a Talent that allows them to do such things as disappear, control the weather, read the future, or turn people to stone. Tamsin and Gabriel travel through time to find what sinister Alistair wants, and in doing so they will set in motion a chain of events that could mean the destruction of her family. has created an enormously sympathetic character in Tamsin, whose itchy relationship with her family will resonate with teens struggling to define themselves.

Falling Through Darkness. 2003) A novel by Carolyn MacCullough. Ginny can't resist the daredevil Aidan - until the night he crosses the line between games and reality. She survives, he doesn't - and everyone thinks it's an accident. January 2005 : USA Paperback.

Falling through Darkness, Roaring Brook Press (Brookfield, CT), 2003. Stealing Henry, Roaring Brook Press (New Milford, CT), 2005. Drawing the Ocean, Roaring Brook Press (New Milford, CT), 2006. SIDELIGHTS: Young-adult novelist Carolyn MacCullough is the author of such critically acclaimed works as Falling through Darkness, Stealing Henry, and Drawing the Ocean. Though she did not initially plan to write for a teen audience, MacCullough finds great satisfaction in her work

Carolyn MacCullough holds a masters degree in creative writing from the New School and is the author of three novels: Drawing the Ocean and Falling Through Darkness, both selected as New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, and Stealing Henry (all Roaring Brook).

Ginny can't resist daredevil Aidan--until the night he crosses the line between games and reality. She survives, he doesn't, and everyone thinks it's an accident. Lost somewhere between past and present, she meets Caleb., a much older man with secrets of his own. In richly limned scenes, Carolyn MacCullough debuts as a strong new voice in young adult literature.
Comments to eBook Falling Through Darkness
Ariurin
Seventeen-year-old Ginny's life feels like a waking dream. Or maybe a nightmare. It all seemed so different when Aidan first came crashing into her life.

Beautiful, vivid, reckless Aidan is nothing like Ginny--a quiet, good girl more comfortable blending in than standing out. But Aidan makes Ginny different. He makes her want more. Makes her feel more. In the end, he makes her feel too much.

There was a crash. Something everyone else is calling an accident. Aidan is gone. But Ginny is left behind to piece together the shattered moments of her life with, and now without, him in Falling Through Darkness (2003) by Carolyn MacCullough.

Falling Through Darkness is MacCullough's haunting first novel. This is a story about depression and falling apart, but it is also a story about grieving and acceptance. Ginny would be perfectly happy to stay in this fugue state, sleepwalking through life. That is until a new tenant moves in forcing Ginny to confront all the things she knows about Aidan, and the accident, but never wanted to admit to anyone--especially herself.

Ginny's depression after the accident is palpable in MacCullough's writing. Equally compelling are her portrayals of Aidan's frenetic energy. Even when Ginny falls into his dangerous habits it's easy to understand how she would be sucked into his jet stream. The story shifts seamlessly between Ginny's present and memories of meeting Aidan and their subsequent, whirlwind, relationship with writing that is evocative and beautiful.

Possible Pairings: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta, A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell, My Private Nation (album and single) by Train
Helldor
Falling in love and its aftermath felt like "falling through darkness" for 17-year-old Ginny; fast and uncontrollable, not knowing what to reach for, and seemingly nothing to hold on to. Once a shy and studious girl, Ginny begins to go out with the untamable Aiden, but their wild, secret relationship ends tragically one night when he dies after driving off a bridge, but Ginny, his passenger, survives. Without the love of her life, Ginny goes into a deep depression, and her confusion and grief even lead her to try to pursue a relationship with her neighbor, Caleb, a much older man. Ginny's thoughts and emotions continue to have her mind in disarray; could she have prevented the accident? What if she had died, too? Will she ever get over Aiden and what happened that night?

Falling Through Darkness, MacCullough's first novel, is freshly written and readers will easily get hooked into the story. The novel begins after Aiden's death, but you steadily find out more about the events that led up to the fateful night of the crash. Things then begin to unravel; you discover that Ginny's grief goes much deeper than first believed, and you will learn more about Ginny and Aiden's relationship, but readers, and not really the characters, seem to know what is going on inside Ginny's mind, emphasizing just how alone she must feel. This is not your ordinary story about coping with loss and learning to live again, but instead it reminds us that the answers are not always easy to come by...and neither is finding such original fiction like this author has written. This is a highly recommendable novel for teens.
Akinonris
Carolyn Maccullough's first book is a success, as it moves a story of love and loss along at a pace that keeps the reader wanting more.

Ginny falls for the new kid, Aiden, a boy who has caught the eye of most of the girls at her school. His vices intrigue her, as she picks up his, exposure and the desire to fit in catching her in its dangerous web. Smoking, yet trying to hide it from her father; reckless driving, for the sake of the thrill; ditching school, to find time alone to explore each other's wants and desires; lying, to maintain the appearance of innocence. Young adults will wonder when it will all catch up with these two young lovers, turning page after page to see what will happen next.

Go to your public library and borrow this book and see for yourself what happens to this seventeen year old girl. As the story nears its end, you'll begin to wonder about her friends, and what becomes of the neighbor, Caleb, who helps her out of trouble, and as she spends more time with him, wanting to be near him, her feelings taking her to a place she should not go...
Shadowbourne
As one reviewer said, teenage and adult "girls" alike can relate to the protagonist. The story flows from one page to the other; it wasn't very hard at all for me to put myself in Ginny's shoes, remembering that sense of isolation, that "in between" stage. Carolyn's writing is pure poetry. So, will we see Caleb again? Waiting for the next book.
santa
Caroly MacCullogh writes a very interesting fast-paced novel. It addresses human isolation and teenage angst. Through her extraordinary style she weaves a very nuanced story that stays focused for easy enjoyable reading. Its refreshing to read such clear, crisp and succinct prose. No wasted words here. I suspect the author is a poet at heart. I hope she will soon be inspired to put her poetic style to prose again.
If you read this book you will not be disappointed. Like me, you will realize you are reading the first book of a gifted young writer who is certain to have a long successful writing career. I can't wait for her next book.
Funny duck
This novel grabs you from the very first page - I couldn't put it down. The characters are real and engaging, and the plot unfolds at just the right pace. The intense, yet ambiguous, relationship between Caleb and Ginny is especially well-drawn. I can't wait for Ms. MacCullough's next book!
Adoranin
I'm a book work but only for teen books with some type of romance in it. This book was captivating and I could not put it down. I cried and the main character was so unfortunate. It made me want to reach into the book and hug her for being so unlucky...
Amazing. Just get it. I read it in one sitting.
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