A teen book about ALS and I can't help but compare this to Me Before You (while not the same topic persay but it holds a similar stance - at least to me) which I ADORED. And The Last Leaves Falling just doesn't hold any emotional beat for me. I just can't find myself to continue reading this one. It does some good things, diversity, a new topic explored for teens. So I do think it is an important novel but not for me. Will definitely keep it in mind for readers advisory.