The Speed of Falling Objects

Oregon Book Award Finalist

Danger “Danny” Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else’s needs. She’s certain that her mom’s bitterness and her TV star father’s absence are her fault. If only she were more—athletic, charismatic, attractive—life would be perfect.

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she’s not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with Gus Price, the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships, falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to become an unlikely hero and light her way home.

What some of my favorite authors said about The Speed of Falling Objects

“I inhaled this story! A perfect blend of adventure and romance set in one of the most dangerous and fascinating places on Earth. In Danny’s story, readers will also explore a complex father-daughter relationship and cheer on our heroine as she journeys not only through the Amazon but on a mission that will force her to figure out who she really is and what matters most to her.”
—Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie

“A thrilling edge-of-your-seat adventure with characters you’ll fall in love with.”
—Alexandra Monir, bestselling author of The Final Six

“Nancy Richardson Fischer has pulled off a wondrous feat of writing a story where the characters’ emotional journeys are as intensely compelling and deeply gratifying as their harrowing life-or-death adventure. I could not put this book down. Truth.”
—Misa Sugiura, author of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret

“In The Speed of Falling Objects, the Peruvian rainforest comes alive as does a young girl’s passionate journey of self discovery. This riveting, moving and beautifully written tale is packed with excitement—you won’t put it down.”
—Erica Ferencik, author of The River at Night

“Danny is a fierce, yet vulnerable, heroine in a thrilling fight for survival. This gripping page-turner shows that, in the end, the greatest danger of all might lie within our own hearts.”
—Kelly deVos, author of Fat Girl on a Plane