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Dec 14, 2016NWPLindabear rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
When I first started this, I thought for sure it was going to be a complete Room by Emma Donoghue rip-off--mother and son never go outside. Thankfully, I decided to forge on and it turned out to have its own unique spin and I got to see…
Feb 24, 2016PennPal rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
exceeded expectations, well written, characters defined gradually with care and attention to detail. Thoughtful. A pleasure to read.
Jan 23, 2016rodraglin rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Contrived ending trips up If I Fall, If I Die Will is an eleven year-old boy and the child of a single mother Diane. Diane suffers from agoraphobia and has kept herself and her son "Inside" their house in Thunder Bay for the better…
Sep 28, 2015geordie18 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If I Fall, If I Die definitely exceeded my expectations. Though I liked Michael Christies book of short stories, Beggar's Garden, I much preferred If I Fall, I Die. At it's heart, it is a coming of age story. It is the story of young…
Sep 18, 2015
I absolutely loved it and am thrilled to find someone who shares the same brain speak; writing the way I speak only he is so much more polished than I am. I was born in Fort William in 1955, moving to Vancouver B.C. in 1965. What a…
Sep 15, 2015dontbugmeimreading rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
The beginning was good but it was a struggle to finish it.
Djeremay
Jul 27, 2015Djeremay rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Poorly written, muddy plotting & unbelievable situations make for a book so boring, I didn't last 100 pages before giving up. Seems like something a junior high student or younger might get into.
Cynthia_N
Library Staff
Jun 21, 2015Cynthia_N rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A good book but a little predictable. I was hoping for more of a focus on the mother's illness as I find that quite interesting.
May 19, 2015matateishi rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
A fluid writing style can't make up for one dimensional characters, improbable actions, and a lurching plot.
Apr 27, 2015lisatofts rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
In this beautiful work of literary fiction, Author Michael Christie creates a wonderful story about a woman and her son and how they manage her mental illness. The mother is afraid to go Outside, while the son is tired of being Inside. …
Mar 15, 2015finn75 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
An exploration on the effect mental health difficulties can have on family. In this book a small boy has to fight against the restrictions placed on him by his Mother's agoraphobia to find his own voice and path in life.
ksoles
Feb 26, 2015ksoles rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
"Everyone is always in danger." Diane Cardiel repeats this mantra to her eleven-year-old son, Will, who has never set foot outside his own house. Diane, having experienced her share of tragedy growing up in a troubled home, grapples with…