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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman is a wonderfully written story that I absolutely put it down. I think at one point I was holding my breath while on the edge of my seat . Other times I had tears in my eyes. It was kinda hard to read at times but I had to know what was going to happen next. This author has completely blown me away and im kinda speechless. I went in with something completely the opposite of what actually happened. This is about a young woman who has a very dark and troubled past. Get ready to be taken on quite the emotional journey. With some heart breaking and heartwarming moments. I recommend reading this book and I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Emotional story. Keep Kleenex nearby because you will need it.

When I saw the title of this book, I knew I was going to have to read this book. A.J. Ullman has taken a serious topic of suicide and made it into a story that everyone needs to read. Once a person decided that life is not worth living, it is one that those around them are baffled that they could do such a thing. This is a story that brings to light a tragic subject matter. People have demons and most do not know that this thought is going through the mind of the person. Ripley has many demons and her story brought tears to my eyes and pain in my heart. There were moments that I felt I could not read another word but I needed to see what was coming next for Ripley. The character of Ripley can be anyone in your life. She is smart, kind, loving, and haunted by her past. Sound like anyone you know? It is an emotional roller coaster ride, but it is one that I highly recommend. Make sure you have plenty of Kleenex by you because you will need it. It is a solemn read but an eye-opening one. Dare I say, I loved this story because it really pointed out suicide and what someone goes through while making that decision.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a really emotional read about a young girl who’s life spirals down hill until she sees no way to redeem herself but to commit suicide. Its a thought provoking book that shows you don’t know what another person is thinking, feeling or going through in their life.

It is written using Ripley’s dairy and also has section written by her psychiatrist. Ripley is 21 and has always dreams of becoming an astronaut. However things don’t go as she plans and she ends up becoming a call girl. Filled with sadness and depression she speaks openly ans honestly in her journal about her struggles using humour and sarcasm to hide some of her feelings.

When we see the conversations between Ripley and Dan we see how some people can hide their suffering so that even the professionals can’t tell their true thoughts and feelings.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman. This book was so amazing. Mental Illness is very important to me and I love when authors do a great job telling a story about it. This is the story of Ripley Astilla Luna who is a call girl. She had plans to be an astronaut when she was a little girl but life doesn’t always turn out the way we hope. She has had a very hard life. She has had to deal with a lot more heartache than most people. Becoming a call girl was never what Ripley wanted but here she is so she has decided to plan her suicide and that entails jumping off a very tall building. She is a beautiful girl that has tons of potential but all that she’s been thru and her mental issues causes her to want to end it all. Her therapist Dan Truscott has tried to help her and get her on a positive track but it seems he can’t reach her. Will Ripley succeed in her attempt to end it all or will she finally win the war of her mind?

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Courtney Ranee

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was such a different story compared to those I generally gravitate towards, but I genuinely enjoyed the ride. An air of unease that only lent to the story followed my path through this read, yet A.J. Ullman still managed to delicately take us on a journey through Ripley’s darkness and it was eye opening.
I was just as wrapped up in Dr. Truscott as I was in Ripley, looking forward to getting to know them both as the pages turned.
With amazing character development and writing from an author I’d never heard of but can’t wait to read more from, you’ll take a look into how those who had internal struggles go day to day. I highly recommend this book just so you may have better understanding of the workings of the mind of those around you.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Lianne Probert

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide, by A.J Ullman was unlike any book I’ve read before.
The story is of Ripley, a troubled girl who has suffered through several traumas that led to the life she has now. All she wants is to feel in control, and this story depicts the planning of her own death. Ripley is smart and courageous, her childhood dreams of being an astronaut fills her mind and she wishes for a life a million miles away from the one she’s living. Planning her death gives Ripley the element of control she longs for.
Ripley is a relatable character, perhaps not because of her traumas or current lifestyle, but because underneath it all she is a funny girl, layered with sarcasm, witty remarks and vulnerability. I just wanted her to find help, and to take control of her life in a different way, by living her dreams.
No spoilers here, but as expected there are twists and turns throughout this story that will keep you guessing and turning the pages.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Drifting Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by AJ Ullman is an interesting story that is quite a lot different to anything I have read before. It is a story that is dark and nothing is off the table as far as the MC’s thinking which is raw and honest. It is a story of a female whose life is far from ordinary and is in therapy which exposes her life in every detail. It is written as if reading someone’s diary although we hear part of the story from the therapist. It’s hard for me to say what I feel but there is a lot of emotions due to the topic.

3.5 stars

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ullman weaves quite the spellbinding tale in this piece. The unexpected title grabs your attention immediately. And the premise, not my usual read, was intriguing with a well developed main character and plot. Ripley was a very complex and unique main character to follow and I was intrigued to walk alongside her throughout these pages. I won’t say much about the plot to avoid any spoilers. But suffice to say if you are at all intrigued by the summary you won’t be disappointed by this piece of fiction. Ullman does a fantastic job developing this story. Another great book by this author.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Drifting Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by AJ Ullman
Four Stars

Drifting Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide is a heartbreaking story by AJ Ullman. This is the first book I have read by AJ Ullman, but definitely won’t be the last. This book captures all of the pain and disappointment of a young woman with a dark and troubled past. This book was deeply moving and hard to read at times, but I think AJ did a really good job of bring the issues of depression and suicide to light. I would recommend this book and look forward to reading more from this author.

Review by @sunbarn
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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a new to me author but I read the blurb and saw a few teasers and I was drawn in instantly. I needed to know what the story was even it if was going to be a difficult one to get through. I will say yes this talks and deals with depression and suicide in depth from the very first page until the last, but the author does this with a great passion and with class that I have rarely found in difficult reads. This is one that will make you think and realize there are many people who suffer and walk the line between life and death daily, some of us just hide it so very well. I hope this can bring some comfort to those either grieving or suffering from suicidal thoughts. I really was enthralled in Ripley’s story. The way we saw glimpses of her diary and then got input from her psychiatrist was a unique way to tell this kind of story and I enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing what else is out there by AJ Ullman in the very near future!

Review by @lizaileen
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