Monday, January 10, 2011

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall
By: Lauren Oliver
Source: Bought E-book
Released: March 2, 2010
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"What if you only had 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." (summary from laurenoliverbooks.com)

 Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall is the chilling story of Sam who must relive the day she died seven times. The flawed character of Sam is the epitome of the popular mean girl who is dating the most popular boy in her high school. As Sam relives her favorite day, Cupid Day, she finds herself racing to fix her past mistakes. Sam begins to learn that there may be more to life than just popularity.

Before I Fall is a brutally honest and heartbreaking book that takes on high school bullying. The character of Sam grows with each day and comes to acknowledge others and gains a brand new perspective on life. Sam learns the consequences of her actions and more importantly her words. Oliver's writing is extraordinary and provides an honest depiction of high school as well as an important life lesson
. This book was addicting and once I started reading I couldn't put it down.

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