#IfThisWasAMovie: The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker Dreamcast + Giveaway!

12 January 2016

I'm a very big fan of movies, and I'd definitely consider myself as a movie junkie. Just give me a bag of popcorn (cheese flavored, of course) and sit me on a comfy couch or on my bed, propped up with tons of soft, fluffy pillows and I'm good to go! 

But as an avid book reader, I love to imagine every part of a book into a movie scene, from the location setting all the way to the camera angles. In fact, I've got the whole screenplay panned out! And of course, let's not forget the actors and actresses, which I pick out to fit every single character in said novel. Sometimes I even imagine the characters into my favorite actors/actresses (most of the timeparticularly the time I got so hooked with Olicity (Oliver and Felicity from, Arrow, the popular superhero hit TV show from the CW, I visualized them as every couple in every romance book I read... and moving on). 

 So, in lieu for my promo post for a blog tour, I've created the feature, If This Was Movie, where in I create a dream cast for a book I've read, with me, as the director, of course, because, duh.

So for my first ever guinea pig, Shannon M. Parker's upcoming Young Adult Contemporary novel, The Girl Who Fell, which will be released on March 1st, so stick around to check out my "movie casting" and get a chance to win a giveaway!

The Girl Who Fell
by Shannon M. Parker
Expected publication on March 1st, 2016 by Simon Pulse
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
His obsession. Her fall.

High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.

Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.

But love has a way of changing things.

Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.

Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?

But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.

So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

If she waits any longer, it may be too late.


Zephyr "Zee" is our main heroine! She's seventeen, and is in senior high. Athletic teen and is co-captain of the school hockey team! Young Nina Dobrev is definitely a perfect fit, because of her bright personality, aye? 

Here's Gregg, who's one of Zephyr's best friends and neighbour. Gregg's a loyal best friend, but also a total ladies man. He's funny, athletic and one of the popular kids in school. Check out that Kellan smirk though!

Here's Alec, the new boy in town, and Zephyr's new beau, and a mysterious handsome boy. I definitely think The 5th Wave's Alex Roe is the perfect Alec (because Alex = Alec, duh?). Also, who's excited for The 5th Wave?!

Another of Zephyr's best friends, there's Lizzie, the school journalist. She's seen all the time with a camera, and writing for the school paper. If she gets wind of anything juicy, best believe it's going to be out on the bulletin! Easy A's Emma Stone is the total sassy and hip, free-bird high-schooler character and the perfect fit for Lizzie!

Of course, a YA novel isn't complete without the parentals, especially the main characters. We've got Zee's mom. Sweet lady, that she is. And Zephyr's dad, although he's not in the picture most of the time, as Zee's parents are divorced, he does play a vital role in the book. This couple from Switched at Birth are definitely the perfect parents for Zephyr!

So there you have it! I pretty much have the core characters casted. To those who's had the opportunity to read The Girl Who Fell, can you visualize the movie yet? 'Cause I can totally see it now! High school, lockers, skating rink, hockey jerseys, locker rooms! I'm so stoked!

The Girl Who Fell comes out on March 1st! Pre-order the book now!



Shannon Parker lives on the Atlantic coast with a house full of boys. She’s traveled to over three dozen countries and has a few dozen more to go. She works in education and can usually be found rescuing dogs, chickens, old houses and wooden boats. Shannon has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and ridiculous laughter—ideally, at the same time. The Girl Who Fell is her first novel. Find her at www.shannonmparker.com


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