Carter, Ally. All Fall Down: Embassy Row, Book 1.
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Carter, Ally. All Fall Down: Embassy Row, Book 1. Scholastic, 2015. 320p. $17.99. 978-0-545-65474-6.
This exciting first book in the Embassy Row series features sixteen-year-old Grace, who has moved into the United States Embassy on the coast of Adria with her ambassador grandfather. It is the first time in three years that she has been back to Adria, since her mother's tragic death in a fire. She used to visit every summer, hopping the rooftops in Embassy Row and getting into trouble. Now she is looking for answers, trying to solve the mystery behind her mother's suspicious death, which Grace thinks was a homicide. She is the only one who witnessed the fire and saw the strange man with a scar who did not show up on any security footage. When she thinks she has the answer, will anyone believe her?
Grace, a self-proclaimed army brat and rebel, is haunted by the death of her mother. Throughout the novel, she hears her mother's voice and has flashbacks to both happy and sad times together. Her quest to find the truth is one that readers will love to follow, through the twists and turns of Embassy Row and with a diverse array of characters. Some help her, and some stand in her way ... but Grace is a fighter, and she will stop at nothing to find out what happened to her mother. Readers will love this first book in what promises to be an exciting, thrilling mystery series from best-selling author Carter.--Lindsay Grattan.