Sunday, 12 December 2010

Before I fall - Lauren Oliver

Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (22 July 2010)

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.

Wow. This book was incredible.

I'm not sure I can say enough things that will really make people appreciate the meaning of this book, without reading it.
Before I fall is was one of those books which lingers on your mind long after it has been read.
It is one of those books which truly affects you.
It is one of those books which changes your perspective of life.

The main character Sam, was admittedly, a very unlikable character in the beginning. She was snotty, bitchy, and truly horrible. However I have never read a book which has changed my opinions on a main character quite so dramatically as this one does.

I felt that every day Sam woke up, felt real. She ended up waking up on the same day a total of seven times, and even though this book didn't take me that long to read, I felt like the journey I had been on with Sam, had lasted seven days.

The ending was perfect. I cried my eyes out. It was one of those endings which you never in your wildest dreams expect, but when it happens it just suddenly hits you.

This is truly a very insightful book about perhaps what happens to you beyond the grave.



  1. I've seen this book, but never pick it up to check it out. Now reading your review-- I think I will!

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  2. @SimplyMe
    Thank you for reading my reivew! It truly is a really great book, which lingers on your mind long after finishing.
    I love your blog, and thank you for becoming a follower! I really appreciate it!

  3. I love your blog! I want to read this, it sounds amazing.

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  5. Samantha has an incredibly authentic voice, one capable of speaking to adults and teens alike. Her revelations about bullying, eating disorders, sex, and peer pressure are sure to strike a chord with any reader. This engaging novel also shares some powerful insights into the sometimes heartbreaking realities of teen life. Highly recommended- the best young adult book I read all year!



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