Eventually, They All Fall
Never have I read such a wonderful book with so many fantastic themes and characters. Domino Garrison is fifteen-years-old but very wise beyond his years. This is due in part to the fact that his dad left when he was a young boy and he has been raised by a single mother who is also a heroin addict. As a child, Domino learns that he is able to see other people’s fantasies as they imagine them. At first, Domino just thinks he has a vivid imagination. He learns differently the day he meets his future best friend Griffin at the park when they are five years old. Griffin is obsessed with rabbits and imagines all different rabbits. This scares Domino for a minute and he asks Griffin what is up with all the rabbits? Griffin, in shock, replies, “You can see them too?”. This is how Domino learns that he has a special ability.
This book takes its readers on an exciting adventure to solve problems that seem to get worse and worse. First, Domino and his friend Lucy are on a date at the zoo and a tiger gets loose. He thinks it’s just himself seeing someone’s fantasy until he realizes everyone is running and that the escaped tiger is real. From there, problems escalate and include black acidic sludge on the ground and frogs raining from the sky. It is up to Domino and his friends to figure out why this is happening. Along the way, Domino learns to develop his special power and learns there is more to it. Is there someone who is creating these disasters and if so, why?
Readers of all ages will love this story. The imagination is an endless pit of wonders and readers will love scenes such as the flying dragon-sometimes Pegasus named Hermon the Third with purple fangs and the invisibility cloaks. This book reminded me of a cross between Harry Potter and Stranger Things because the main characters were all kids who go on danger-filled adventures. There are some serious themes in this book, however, and the author does an amazing job of weaving them into the storyline. Themes such as drug abuse, single parenthood, children raising themselves, and the importance of good friends who will stick by your side no matter what all come into play in this fairytale of a story. Domino also displays perserverance and bravery as he tries to save the Earth from the mysteries happenings. Packed with action and adventure, Eventually, They All Fall is a book that anyone can enjoy from young adult to adult. Magical, fun, and exciting!
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