Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Before I Fall

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Pages: 480-
Published: March 2, 2010
Summary: 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.

My Thoughts:
I'm pretty sure it's getting harder for me to hate a book or at least give it a bad rating! Lauren Oliver delivers in her debut YA book, Before I Fall. I didn't think I was going to be wrapped up in this book and wasn't expecting at all to be left so emotional at the end. It was hard to put it down! So you can say is exceeded my expectations!

Oliver gives insight to high school and the cruelty that surrounds everyone, even the popular girls. The plot was unlike any book that I have ever read. It had an interesting and unique plot.
In the beginning I hated Sam. You see the mean girl tactics her and her friends use to supreme over Thomas Jefferson High. They pick on those around them and act as if rules don't apply to them. Classic 'Mean Girls'.
Then, Sam's day begins all over again and you slowly see her become something more. You see her realize who and what she has become and you watch as she tries to change it and save her own life. Seven days until she is at peace with her place in the world and how her life will go. It's really a fascinating story. It leaves you thinking about what you would do if you have a chance to re-live your last day and what you might have changed in your life.

Oliver is a fantastic writer! I can't wait for other books from her!


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