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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.
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.
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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.
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…