Falling Over Sideways
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Falling Over Sideways

It’s not easy being Claire. (Really.)

Claire’s life is a joke…but she’s not laughing. While her friends seem to be leaping forward, she’s dancing in the same place. The mean girls at school are living up to their mean name, and there’s a boy, Ryder, who’s just as bad, if not worse. And at home, nobody’s really listening to her—if anything, they seem to be more in on the joke than she is.

Then into all of this (not-very-funny-to-Claire) comedy comes something intense and tragic—while her dad is talking to her at the kitchen table, he falls over with a medical emergency. Suddenly the joke has become very serious—and the only way Claire, her family, and her friends are going to get through it is if they can find a way to make it funny again.

Title:Falling Over Sideways
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0545863244
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages

    Falling Over Sideways Reviews

  • Brenda Kahn
    Sep 17, 2016

    First off, full disclosure: I start each new Sonnenblick book with the predisposition toward liking it and usually end up loving it. We fans know that we can expect much laughter and many tears. Perha...

  • Abby Johnson
    Jul 25, 2016

    Classic Sonnenblick. I laughed through my tears. Highly recommended for his many fans or anyone who likes solid contemporary fiction that's both poignant and hilarious. Coming in September. ...

  • Jaina
    Sep 25, 2016

    This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.I read Sonnenblick's Zen and the Art of Faking It several years ago, and really loved it. I never remembered to look him up and see if there we...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 31, 2016

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineClaire has a lot going on when 7th grade starts, so it doesn't help that crazy old Mrs. Selinsky's homeroom is an odd mishmash of people who are at odds with eac...

  • Mallory Lyon
    Nov 25, 2016

    Claire loves dancing and playing the saxophone. Her life is just one big joke. Until something tragic happens that makes her life.. well, fall over sideways. ...

  • Lynn Plourde
    Dec 19, 2016

    I ADORED this book; and while I'm being honest, I may as well admit that I have a reader's crush on author Jordan Sonnenblick. He GETS tweens and teens--the drama, the humor, the agony, the anguish, t...

  • Patrick
    Oct 10, 2016

    Love his books! This has it all. Competition, illness, friendships, relationships, and most of all figuring out life! Really enjoyable read! ...

  • Joyce Yattoni
    Nov 19, 2016

    I listened to this book through Overdrive. I am loving the flexibility of this. I look forward to my mornings while I am getting ready for work and listening. Takes the stress out of the day. WHAT A H...

  • Janet
    May 17, 2016

    I love the way that Sonnenblick tackles kids facing difficult situations within the structure of a strong family. I find his characters realistic, as are their families. In YA lit,so very often, the p...

  • Kristen
    Nov 23, 2016

    This classic Sonnenblick...with a twist.Classic because I found myself laughing out loud and tearing up in turn--sometimes on the same page. Claire is kind and funny and relatable, and she faces her f...