Author: Bella Thorne
Publisher / Publishing Date: November 11th 2014 by Delacorte Press
Summary: New friends, new enemies . . . can a magical journal change Autumn’s crazy life?
With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t flying below the radar at Aventura High. Luckily, she makes some genuine friends who take her under their wing. But she also manages to get on the wrong side of the school’s queen bee, and then finds out the guy she’s started to like, funny and sweet Sean, hangs with the mean crowd. Now her rep and her potential love life are at stake.
When Autumn vents her feelings in a journal that belonged to her late father, suddenly her wildest wishes start coming true. Is it coincidence? Or can writing in the journal solve all her problems? And if the journal doesn’t work that way, is there a bigger purpose for it—and for her?
Filled with personal elements from Bella’s own life, AUTUMN FALLS is the first book in Bella Thorne’s new series! It has everything readers will love and relate to: a real girl trying to find her own inner strength and be the best she can be, with a hint of magic and mystery, and a steady stream of OMG-I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened fun.
One of my biggest reading pet peeves is celebrities with no writing experience whatsoever writing books. After reading Zoe Suggs’s Girl Online series, I instantly heard about Bella Thorne’s Autumn Falls series from fellow bloggers. This book was so good that I read it in four hours! I would say a single sitting, but it was more like double sitting.
Autumn Falls is about a girl named Autumn and her dad dies in a massive car accident. Then, her family moves to Florida and Autumn has to adjust to her new life. Autumn’s first day doesn’t go out as plan. She embarrasses herself on the first day and even though she has friends, she has an enemy already!
Then, her Grandma Eddy gives her a journal, but it isn’t just an ordinary journal. It’s a magical journal that can grant wishes once you write in it. Autumn writes things in her new journal to her dad and unexpected things happen, good and bad.
As I was reading this book, I felt like it was a lot like “16 Wishes” in some sort of way. Just by the whole I-Get-Candles-And-I-Make-A-Wish-And-It-Comes-True aspect. It was really enjoyable and super fluffy. It was sweet and cute and adorable.
Also, it has some little snippets of Bella’s life in the book. Autumn, the main character, goes to ADAPT. I found out that she has dyslexia, a difficulty that mixes up words, letters, and symbols. In my lifetime, I knew a few people who have actually had dyslexia and people made fun of them for it because they said that were either lazy or dumb, but I know that they weren’t because they were actually really bright people. It was great to see a character with dyslexia.
As I said in the beginning of the post, one of my biggest bookish pet peeves is when celebrities write books and they don’t have any writing experience at all and you can actually see that post here! However, this book was really good! Like I said before, it was fluffy, it was relatable, it was cute, and it was creative.
Overall, I am currently rating Autumn Falls three and a half stars. It was so good, but it wasn’t my favorite book of all time. However, I am still going to read the rest of the series!