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Falling: Bits and Pieces Paperback – June 5, 2011
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About the Author
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Shirley Miranda currently teaches high school math and computer science in San Diego. Even during her prior career of software engineering, Shirley volunteered to work with high school students interested in math and science. It was what caused her to switch to education. Falling (Book #1 in The Bits and Pieces Series) is Shirley Miranda's first novel.
Top Customer Reviews
The author paints a rich and believable tapestry in which fully rounded characters are drawn with such detail you feel you actually know them. Some you will love, others you will loath, most have some of each in them. I'll not tell what the book is about to save spoilers because the happenings in this book are so real, and so well played out I'm afraid I'd give to much away and lessen the enjoyment of others.
I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I felt every emotion in this book. I found it amazing. I give it my highest recommendation. Now, if you will excuse me, I cannot put down the follow up!
Again, this is not a bad thing, just not what I expected. Not only is this high school physics teacher a great writer (she jokes about her readers not being surprised if she was an English teacher--which I am), but she has a mind for business as well--she gets you hooked on Liz's and Patrick's friendship, and you want to see where it goes, so you have to buy the next book--which I did--after stumbling upon "Falling."
The only time I was drawn out of the story was for Liz's meltdown. I couldn't follow her train of thought, but maybe that's because my personality is the exact opposite of hers, so I'm not sure if it was disconnected, silly, fabricated, or just outside my realm of experience.
I can't wait for "Wintering!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story that started a little slow but after about the 3rd chapter I had a hard time putting it down. Can't wait to read the next book.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really adored this story! There is just all of these things that are happening that I did not expect to happen at all, so it kept me wanting to read more, and I like the way you... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Azirna
While Miranda has managed to build a timely story, it is all but lost among a sea of unnecessary language that insult the reader's intelligence. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jeannie
I enjoyed this young adult novel for its reasonably authentic portrayal of teenage coming-of-age stresses and ambivalences that are ultimately tempered by common sense solutions... Read morePublished 13 months ago by m4mall
Amazing book. AWESOME twists, great plot, reading this book was free, but it was disappointing because the next book costs money.Published 16 months ago by Dana J Witlin
I was so entranced by the characters that I immediately got the three sequels when I wasn't even halfway through Falling. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kris
This book is excellent. Once you start reading it, its really hard to get anything done. Shirley Miranda is an excellent author with a very solid yet not your typical storyline. Read morePublished 17 months ago by S
This is a book about teenagers, always a fertile topic with what they all go through. But, it is more than that - much, much more. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eddie de Jong