Flying and Falling

Hollie is learning to live with depression.

She’s working hard to put the darkest days behind her. She’s got a job she loves, friends she cares about, and she’s coping. In fact, she’s doing pretty well.

Then a mysterious – and gorgeous – new boy shows up at school.

Jonathan is running away from his past.

Weighed down by a guilty secret, he’s fled to his aunt’s rural property under the guise of helping out on the farm.

As Hollie and Jonathan are unexpectedly thrown together, a growing mutual attraction scares and excites them.

But the past isn’t so easy to escape, and they both have to decide if it’s enough to keep hiding, from themselves and from each other.

Or can they risk hoping for more?

Written by Lynda Tomalin

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A hopeful story of mental health, recommended for ages 14 or 15 and up. Includes detailed descriptions of mental health struggles, particularly depression, and harsh language.

Flying and Falling by Lynda Tomalin won a 2023 Storylines Notable Book Award.

Sample chapters

Read the first two chapters.

Reviews from readers

“Lynda has made me feel every single emotion with this book and I could not be more grateful for that. I live with depression that can get debilitating a lot of times and the representation of depression in Hollie has been one of the most accurate that I have read about. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more if Lynda’s work.”

“I loved how the author wrote about mental illness in relation to the teenager’s lives but also complemented it with the sweet and swoony love story – so much hope in this book. I cried, I laughed, and I would read it all over again. I definitely would recommend to both adults and teens from 14 years up.”

Lynda Tomalin NZ authorAbout the Kiwi author

Find out more about NZ author Lynda Tomalin on her author page.

Additional information

Dimensions20.3 × 13.2 cm
First published



Paperback edition



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Published by

GlitterInk Press

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