Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Before I Fall [Review]

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Details on Goodreads: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: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

Paperback, 470 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by HarperCollins

I've never done a review before so I'll just get on with it. Before I fall starts with the Protagonist's Death (Sam Kingston). She tells us about her death and what she remembers before she died. She is given a chance to relive her day again and again until she gets it right.

Sam Kingston is not a nice girl to begin with and she is not hard to hate. She is a mean girl together w/ her friends Lindsay, Elody and Ally. They are the bullies in their school. They're super popular and gets everything they want. But even though these seem perfect, They each have their own flaws w/c they don't talk about because they respect each other. I don't want to give any spoilers here so I'll express my thoughts now. I think the book is well written and inspiring. It shows what happen in reality and how bullying affects a teenager. It shows how an action affects other people. It was very... unique in its own ways and you'll learn a lot of lessons here. It shows us that it's never too late to change. Sam showed that to us as the time progresses. Even though the day keeps repeating over and over again (which is very tiresome!) we also learn a lot of new things in each person. The characters are well developed and you'll almost feel what they feel sometimes.

All in all, It was a great read. If you have to choose just one book that you'll read this year, this is it!

Rate: 5 out of 5 Stars

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