Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book Review - Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

From Goodreads.com:

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 was quickly drawn into Samantha Kingston's story of reliving the same day over and over again for 6 days, and how she prepared herself for the 7th day.

Sam is part of a elite clique of girls at school, who are popular, and do and say anything to anyone, even if it hurts other people's feelings. They are "mean girls" who make no secret of what they think of others. It is enlightening to see how Sam's feelings change as the story progresses. At the beginning of the story, Sam is so unlikable. As the story progresses, she starts to grow on you, as her attitude changes about herself, her family, her friends and her classmates. She has seven chances to relive and observe one particular day in her life and make it right. And she is successful.

This book was very good!

Photobucket Very Good!
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006172680X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061726804


Vivienne said...

That one goes on my list! Though it seems a bit Ground Hog Day with a difference. Imagine, living your death seven times over. Uggh!

pinkilili said...

Yay, thanks for the review! I've reserved this from the library and very excited to get it.. soon I hope!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

It does sound like an excellent read...a good one to recommend to Teenage girls, for sure! Thank you! ~Janine XO

Julie P said...

Thanks for sharing Missy! It sounds like a good read.....

Marce said...

I keep going back and fourth on this one Missy, I am getting choosey with my YA now. Everyone gives this one great reviews though.

Missy B. said...

Marce: I was that way about this book too. But I am so glad that I read it.....it really is good!


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