Despite the age of the protagonists, this is not a typical new adult romance because both these characters have had to grow up and live very adult lives long before their peers. Before I Fall is written with stark authenticity and no sugar-coating the ugliness military and their families deal with when they come home. I was completely enthralled by both Noah and Beth. I felt deeply for them and I rooted for them to overcome. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series about Beth and Noah’s friends. Read more.