The Fall Of Butterflies by Andrea Portes | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Library, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Fall Of Butterflies by Andrea Portes | Audiobook ReviewThe Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 8 Hours 15 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on May 10th 2016
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Social Themes, Death & Dying, Physical & Emotional Abuse
Pages: 416
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062313690

We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking teen novel about a passionate-yet-doomed friendship set against a backdrop of wealth and glamour.

Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy—and nothing in Willa’s life is easy. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and Willa has no intention of fitting in. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp.

Andrea Portes, author of the hilarious, heartbreaking Anatomy of a Misfit, spins a similarly incandescent, heartfelt story that explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.

Why Did I Listen To The Fall Of Butterflies by Andrea Portes?

The Fall Of Butterflies by Andrea Portes kind of appealed to me based on the fact that it was a newer book that was lying around my house. I liked the orange cover. The comparison to We Were Liars and Looking For Alaska also really drew my attention as I genuinely enjoy those books. It seemed like this would be a good book to listen to from a new to me author.

What’s The Story Here?

Basically The Fall Of Butterflies is about this girl named Willa Parker who lives in a boring town called What Cheer in Iowa. She is not popular or anything. Anyways she ends up going to this boarding school called Pembroke Prep which brings her way out of What Cheer. She’s down for it though, but she doesn’t intend on falling in line or becoming super popular there. Against Willa’s best intentions, she ends up becoming friends with this girl named Remy Taft who introduces her to parties and popularity. This is totally one of those coming of age books, FYI.

How Did I Like The Fall Of Butterflies?

It has been a while since I have listened to Andrea Portes’s book. Straight up, it isn’t that memorable. I didn’t find it particularly bad or offensive or anything. I remember that there was drama involving Remy and Willa, and also a boy. The boy’s name is one I forget — it has been probably a month or two since I listened to this book! In all though, I think this book is probably better to physically read if you’re curious about it.

How’s The Narration?

The narrator of the audiobook is Cassandra Campbell. Normally, I like her narration and do not mind it at all. This time, however, I just kept spacing out. I do not know if it was her narration or the writing or what. Like, there’s nothing that is overly wrong with this book. It just wasn’t one of those blow me out of the water or stick with me forever kind of listens. I think it required a higher level of concentration than I had in me to give it, though.

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