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Book Review: Tristan Bancks

The Fall, Tristan Bancks


The Fall is a fast-paced novel that centres around a crime witnessed by our young protagonist Sam. A coming of age story, Sam learns about himself and those around him while simultaneously trying to solve a crime he witnessed in the early hours of the morning.


Similarly, to Bancks’ previous novel, Two Wolves, the writing style is clean and the story engaging balancing both action and the internal conflict of our protagonist Sam.


What I love most about the book is the complexity and vulnerability of characters and the conflict Sam faces when it comes to the relationship with his parents. Bancks captures the teenage voice well.


This book would be appealing to young readers, especially those interested in crime fiction. It would also be one to try with more reluctant readers.



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