Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I FallTitle: Before I Fall

Author: Lauren Oliver
Published: March 2010
Pages: 470
ISBN: 9780061726811
Source: Around The World Tours


Description: What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.

I Give This Book 4 Stars!

It's hard to know what to expect when a book has a lot of hype and a tendency towards raving reviews. You don't want to be let down, but the book still draws you in. The idea of someone reliving the last day of their life 7 times was interesting. I was impressed with how such little changes could effect the outcome. I wasn't sure what to think of Sam at first. She seemed so shallow. And, I couldn't understand her relationship with her friends. But, with each time she relived that last day, I felt she grew as a person. Her actions became more heartfelt and she began to realize how she effected others. I even began to understand her friends. I do have to admit I was hoping for a different ending. But, endings don't always have to be neat and happy to make a story beautiful. This was a very moving book about high school, friendship, acceptance, bullying, grief, and first loves. I was amazed at how the author so neatly tied it all together. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us in the future.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard so much about this book - like you, I was a little worried that I would be disappointed. Glad to see your positive review.

    Stopped by on the Blog Hop.


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