"Even if I Fall" YA Book Trailer Review

The book trailer for “Even if I Fall” is a beautiful and simple book trailer that reinforces the voiceover with strategic text. The actors, while present, are largely obscured in a way that leaves their actual faces and expressions up to the reader’s imagination, which is certainly a plus for a lot of readers. The strongest part of this book trailer is its well-crafted script while the pacing could have moved a bit faster despite the emotional and grave nature of the subject matter. Well chosen visuals that follow the script make this an all around effective book trailer.

Even if I Fall book trailer (YA Book Trailer)

Outside of the book trailer itself: the premise for this YA novel is incredibly powerful and many early readers already agree, “Even if I Fall” is a book you should definitely put in your to-read pile if you like moving and emotional YA books that tackle difficult subject matter.

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Even if I Fall Synopsis

A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke’s only solace remains the ice-skating rink, where she works but no longer lets herself dream about a future skating professionally.

When Brooke encounters Calvin’s younger brother, Heath, on the side of the road and offers him a ride, everything changes. She needs someone to talk to…and so does Heath. No one else understands what it’s like. Her brother, alive but gone; his brother, dead but everywhere. Soon, they’re meeting in secret, despite knowing that both families would be horrified if they found out. In the place of his anger and her guilt, something frighteningly tender begins to develop, drawing them ever closer together.

But when a new secret comes out about the murder, Brooke has to choose whose pain she’s willing to live with—her family’s or Heath’s. Because she can’t heal one without hurting the other.

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