In Goodness Falls, varsity quarterback T.J. Farrell suffers a blow to the head on the final play of the regular season. To ease the excruciating headaches that follow, he begins stealing and abusing prescription painkillers. Hallucinations haunt him. Outbursts of temper and erratic behavior follow that endanger his starting position, his hope for a scholarship, his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, his grip on reality, and his life.
Goodness Falls confronts the universal themes of love and death as well as a wide range of contemporary issues faced by young adults, including the bonds of friendship; sex and dating; and the timely issues of the dangers of sport-induced head injuries and prescription drug abuse.
First Edition Design Publishing, Paperback (May 2014), ISBN: 978-1622875290
First Edition Design Publishing, Hardcover (May 2014), ISBN: 978-1622875306
"Heart-aching, hilarious, and emotionally beautiful. I really love this book. Ty Roth is a fantastic writer. Pitch perfect teen characters."
—R.A. Nelson, author of Throat and Last Days of Little Texas
"In Goodness Falls, Ty Roth cleverly weaves a Shakespearean tragedy into a contemporary story with a plot that will engage readers of all ages."
—Mary Murray Bosrock, author of Mortal Sin on My Soul