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.
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.”
About the Kiwi author
Find out more about NZ author Lynda Tomalin on her author page.