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Title:
All fall down
Author:
Carter, Ally.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and make the killer pay.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
HL 610 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.3 10.0 172394.
ISBN:
9780545654746
Format :
Book

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Summary

A new series of global proportions from master of intrigue and New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.

This exciting new series from New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter focuses on Grace, who can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world, and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row.

Now, at age sixteen, she's come back to stay - in order to solve the mystery of her mother's death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved.


Author Notes

Ally Carter, bestselling author, was born Sarah Leigh Fogleman on January 1, 1974. She graduated from the Oklahoma State University and Cornell University.

Ally's first book, Cheating at Solitaire, was released in 2005 and tells the story of a famously single self-help guru who becomes very publicly linked to one of Hollywood's hottest up-and-coming male stars. Carter's first young-adult novel was I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (the first book in her Gallagher Girls Series). It is the story of a girl who goes to a prestigious spy school and what happens when she falls for a normal boy who has no idea who she really is. It was selected as a Texas Lone Star reading list book for 2007-2008. Other books in the Gallagher Girl Series are Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover, Only the Good Spy Young, Out of Sight, Out of Time, and United We Spy.

Ally's other novels include Heist Society and Uncommon Criminals.

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Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Best-selling Carter returns with a new series set on Embassy Row in the fictional country of Adria. Grace, the 16-year-old granddaughter of the U.S. ambassador, has yet to recover from her mother's shocking death, three years ago, which was deemed an accident. But Grace is certain she witnessed a scar-faced man shoot her mother, and she becomes convinced that he too is in Adria and that another kill is imminent. But is this the first time Grace has cried wolf? Like Carter's previous series, the first title in the Embassy Row series is action packed and meticulously plotted. Careful readers will suspect that Grace is indeed an unreliable narrator, but Carter nevertheless keeps readers guessing as to the true identity of the scar-faced man until the book's end. A supporting cast of other spunky teenage children of ambassadors brings levity to the darker turns in this thriller. Readers will be excited for the next book in the series, sure to be a hit with Carter's already sizable audience. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With two best-selling series under her belt, it's no surprise that Carter's new series opener is getting a major promotional campaign and hefty first print run.--Barnes, Jennifer Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Nobody believes that Grace saw a scarred man shoot her mother three years ago, insisting that she died in an accidental fire. Now, after being hospitalized and treated like she is "crazy," 16-year-old Grace is getting a fresh start with her grandfather, the American ambassador to a fictional European country called Adria. But when the troubled and impulsive teen sees the scarred man in Adria and overhears him threatening another murder, she and her Embassy Row friends-Rosie, a former gymnast; Megan, a genius and hacker; and loyal Noah-try to stop him from striking again. This first book in the Embassy Row series from Gallagher Girls author Carter has plenty of promise, including clever characters, an underground tunnel system, and Grace's hard-boiled narration ("whatever chance I had for normal disappeared three years ago"). The characters and setting are somewhat underdeveloped, and plotting can be farfetched, including Grace's admission that she never wondered why someone would kill her mother. Even so, Carter knows how to construct a gripping thriller, and she leaves enough unanswered questions to keep readers eager for the next book. Ages 12-up. Agent: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-As she has been told repeatedly, Grace Blakely's mother was killed in an unfortunate fire that destroyed the small antiques shop she owned. But Grace was there, and she remembers the gun, the bullet wound in her mother's chest, a man with a facial scar, and an explosion just before the shop was engulfed in flames. After three years in treatment for post-traumatic stress, the 16-year-old has returned to where she spent her childhood. With her father constantly away on military missions, she's once again living in the U.S. embassy in Adria, Italy, where her grandfather serves as ambassador. She doesn't want to be there, tortured by constant reminders of her mother and surrounded by people who believe that the death was an accident. She knows everyone thinks she's crazy, but the teen is determined to prove that her mother was murdered. As the ambassador's granddaughter, she is expected to observe embassy protocol, but when she spots a man with the same facial scar she remembers from the antiques shop, her reaction threatens U.S. diplomatic relations with every country on Embassy Row, not to mention Adria itself. With the assistance of some unexpected allies, Grace plots a way to bring the man she believes to be her mother's killer to justice. Grace's justifiable anger and spunk are sure to resonate with teens. With its intrigue and clever plot twists, this series opener will leave readers hungering for more.-Cary Frostick, formerly at Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church, VA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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