G. C. Julien


Samantha Boward finds herself changing schools every other month due to her parents’ dangerously abusive relationship. When she is transferred to Murny Lake High School at the age of sixteen, she meets a young girl on a similar path who aims to teach her that life isn’t about merely existing—it’s about living how you want to live, with no regard for consequences. 

Samantha is slowly drawn into a world of corruption where she learns to numb her pain through substance abuse. But when she realizes she’s following directly in her father’s footsteps, she struggles to change her ways. 

As I Fall tells the story of Samanatha Boward’s life before she met Kaitlyn Noles, the main character in G. C. Julien’s debut novel Kissing Sam.