The Fall of Butterfliesis the newest book by Andrea Portes. I absolutely loved her debut novel Anatomy of a Misfit, and couldn't wait to read her new one. I'm always a sucker for books that are set in a boarding school, so I was excited when that's where this one took place. This book was so captivating, and I read it in a small handful of days.
My rating: 4 stars
Summary from goodreads:
Willa Parker, 646th and least popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life.
she choose this new life? No, because that would be too easy—and
nothing in Willa’s life is easy. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to
send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and it’s
only the strength of her name that got Willa accepted in the first
But Willa has no intentions of fitting in at Pembroke.
She’s not staying long, she decides. Not at this school—and not on this
planet. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest,
most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this
foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit.
Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy,
having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control,
Willa can feel her spinning right out of her grasp.
secret heart, all she’s ever wanted is to belong. But if Remy, the girl
who gave her this world, is slip-sliding away, is Willa meant to follow
Andrea Portes’s incandescent, heartfelt novel explores
the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and
devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.