Waiting on Wednesday–The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.


Many of my seniors this year are on a dark/edgy kick and seeking out titles to satisfy that. They’re looking for books dealing with grief, tough situations, suspense, etc. so this book sounds like something they’ll love. I’m currently working on a list of books to request/find at NCTE this year. The Edge of Falling is on that list.

The Edge of FallingTitle & Author: The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle

Release Date: March 18th, 2014

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Summary (From Goodreads):

Growing up in privileged, Manhattan social circles, Caggie’s life should be perfect, and it almost was until the day that her younger sister drowned when Caggie was supposed to be watching her. Stricken by grief, Caggie pulls away from her friends and family, only to have everyone misinterpret a crucial moment when she supposedly saves a fellow classmate from suicide. Now she’s famous for something she didn’t do and everyone lauds her as a hero. But inside she still blames herself for the death of her sister and continues to pull away from everything in her life, best friend and perfect boyfriend included. Then Caggie meets Astor, the new boy at school, about whom rumors are swirling and known facts are few. In Astor she finds someone who just might understand her pain, because he has an inner pain of his own. But the more Caggie pulls away from her former life to be with Astor, the more she realizes that his pain might be darker, and deeper, than anything she’s ever felt. His pain might be enough to end his life…and Caggie’s as well.


  1. I’ve been seeing this one quite a lot. Seems like I have to add it to my TBR pile. Great Pick! 🙂

    Waiting on Wednesday

    By the way, we are giving away a signed ARC of Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles on the blog. Make sure to stop by and enter! 🙂

    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

  2. Hmmm. This is definitely going on my TBR list. Plus, Caggie and Astor? I love new/different names! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it does sound interesting. Interesting your students are wanting those darker stories about grief, damaged characters, etc. Wonder why that is?

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