(Reviewed by Jeyran Main)
Have you ever read a book so good that you don’t even know where to start reviewing it? When Leaves Fall is a fictional short story that intrigues from the start and almost has your eye pop out with its big reveal towards the end.
The story begins with the main character, Ralph, trapped and chained in a shack. No matter what he does, there is no escape. The abuser is very mean, not providing even the basics of needs, such as water and food. No matter how much the protagonist tries to escape, yells, and shouts for help, no one is there to hear him or to save him. He isn’t sure why he is there, why does he feel so much pain?
Have I already made you want to know more? Well, that is how deliciously well-written this book is. The suspense and heartfelt nature of this book made me feel it to the core. The writing is superbly done. The author weaves the story so incredibly well, that you really do not see the reveal coming.
Although the book is short at fifty-six pages, the literary standard and the layout of the work are nicely connected and have a smooth flow to it. I believe this author has great potential in writing solid, good literature.
I believe anyone picking this book up will enjoy reading it. The emotional challenges and the message behind the book are what make it a great read.