I'm not entirely sure why this novel is titled Freefall. I was anticipating reading it, but it wasn't what I expected. I'm mildly disappointed. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't all that good, either. The plot was not very strong.
The main character in Freefall is a sixteen-year-old boy, Seth McCoy. He's flunking algebra, plaing the bass in a band, and comes from a poor family. He still feels guilty about his best friend Isaac's death. Seth was the last person to see him alive, and the first one to find his body. As he tries to cope, he meets a girl from the rich neighbourhood of the city. They take a class together and find out they share a connection.
Not much happens in this novel. As I mentioned before, the plot is not a strong point. There is no climax or big revelation at the end; the story just stops. This book didn't leave a big impression on me. I expected better from such a good title.