Monday, March 2, 2020

Book Review: The Opposite of Falling Apart by Micah Good

The Opposite of Falling Apart
By: Micah Good
Publisher: Smith Publicity
Release Date: February 25, 2020
Source: eARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review
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After losing his leg in a terrible car accident, Jonas Avery can’t wait to start over and go to college. Brennan Davis would like nothing more than to stay home and go to school, so she can keep her anxiety in check. When the two accidentally meet the summer before they move away, they’ll push each other to come to terms with what’s holding them back, even as they’re pulled closer to taking the biggest leap of all—falling in love. The Opposite of Falling Apart has more than 2.1 million reads on Wattpad. 

My Thoughts:

I picked up this book, and tried to read it multiple times. I loved the premise and the idea behind the story, but struggled with the execution of the plot. Unfortunately, this story just wasn't for me, so it was a DNF. 

Why I struggled: 

*The pacing was extremely slow 
*The characters were inside their heads too much, and I felt like there wasn't enough actually happening to move the story along at a better pace 
*There were too many details about mundane things, which contributed to to the slow pace of the plot.

I don't like to DNF books, but my mind kept drifting, and I struggled to focus on this story, because I was bored.

DNF-No Rating

About the Author:

Micah Good has been writing since middle school. She’s been writing stories on Wattpad since the summer before her freshman year of college. Her stories have been featured, won a Watty, and she was invited to participate in Wattpad’s Paid Stories program. She currently lives in the midwestern United States, where she is pursuing a career in nursing. She loves dogs, naps and getting lost in a book.


  1. Thanks for your honest thoughts. It's never fun to DNF a book, but you just have to sometimes! Slow books are hard to read.


  2. I know what you mean Lindy no one wants to DNF but sometimes it's just not right for you. Thanks

  3. awwww...well, sometimes it happens
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. Oh it's too bad. I think it would have been difficult for me too

  5. Awww I'm so sorry to hear you struggled with this. I was all prepared to be sad to miss it. I really love the premise and would have jumped on it too if I’d seen it. Being in a character’s head a lot sometimes works but not if it’s too mundane. Better read next time Lindy.

  6. I also struggled with the pacing, which I think was a result of maybe too much introspection, but I was glad I pushed through on this one. I do understand why you DNFed. I found myself invested in the characters enough, though, and wanted to continue.

  7. I've seen really mixed reviews for this one. And one of the main complaints is the pacing. It's hard to move a story along when the characters are constantly in their own heads.

  8. It is so hard to like a story when the pacing is slow and you just can't connect to the characters. Sorry this one wasn't better for you.

  9. It's hard to love a book when it can't hold your attention. I'm about to DNF a book I started yesterday. Life is too short to waste it on a book you're not enjoying. Great honest review, Lindy!

  10. I'm sorry to hear this wasn't a great read for you. I've seen several mixed reviews for it so I think I'm going to pass. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.


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