Wow, this book is amazing. It reminds me of one of my favourite books, Curious Incident of the Dog at Night. The Shock of the Fall uses more than just the text to convey the story, the changing font styles and alignment of text is clever. Sadly, mental illness is ever present in society, affecting a large amount of people. Only during the last few chapters of the book are you made aware of the illness that plagues Matthew, which makes it more realistic as you find out as he does. As does the final twist of the book, which is heavily alluded to throughout. This book is a new personal favourite, for it’s honesty on mental illness and the effects it has on the individual and family. I will definitely be reading any other books that Nathan Filer writes.