I finished The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle a couple weeks ago (a full post about it to come!) and it was such a heartbreaking, hard hitting read. The main character lost her younger sister and she really blames herself for it and then an incident happens AFTER that which leads people believe that she is a hero…which is far from the truth! She’s been keeping in all these FEELINGS and SECRETS and she’s trying to keep it all together. You can just feel the weight of it all. And she starts making some interesting choices. It’s worth a read but you can see my full thoughts later on!
One of the characters in the book is Claire, Caggie’s bff, who really tries to be there for her but kind of doesn’t put up with some of her shit. She’s a really good friend and I LOVE seeing a solid bffship in YA lit so I was really excited when I found out that Rebecca was going to be sharing a playlist for Claire! Claire seems like a super fun bff who you would get into all sorts of fun shenanigans but really has your back. I think this playlist fits her perfectly!
So, now, I’ll hand it over to Rebecca…
Many thanks to Jamie for hosting me today! I’m so excited to share some exclusive content from my process of writing The Edge of Falling: Claire’s character playlist. Claire is Caggie’s BFF: she’s a model with a heart of gold…one that loves fast, and loves fully. She knows that Caggie is going through a difficult time and doesn’t exactly support her newfound attraction to Astor, but Claire is a quality friend in the otherwise shallow world of the Upper East Side. Mostly pop tunes with a hint of indie flare, here’s a peek into her mind (and her iPod.)
1. Lorde- Royals
2. Say Something- A Great Big World
3. Do What U Want- Lady Gaga
4. Robyn- Call Your Girlfriend
5. Bloom- The Paper Kites
6. Primadonna- Marina and the Diamonds
7. Winter Song- Sara Bareilles
8. Killer Queen- Queen
9. Turning Tables- Adele
10. Stars- Your Ex Lover Is Dead
11. The Hook Up- Britney Spears
12. Raining Men- Rihanna
Thanks for sharing that, Rebecca! Can’t wait to give it a listen. Some indie/alternative songs I love and some pop songs I probably wouldn’t put in a playlist but now that I’m jamming to them I don’t know WHY NOT. Such a fun mix!
Summary for The Edge of Falling:
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 rumours 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 realises 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.