Thursday, July 22, 2010

Book Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: none
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: March 2 2010
My Source: Library
My Rating: 5/5

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.

I don't even know what to say about this book except one thing: read it. Seriously. This is such an amazing book, and even though it's 470 pages long, I read it in one day. It's an interesting story about a popular girl, Samantha, who dies in a car wreck, then relives the last day of her life seven times. Each days differences reflect her changing and evolving character. I hated and loved this book, because I was frustrated, and happy, and I didn't know what to make of it. It's one of those books that leaves you thinking about it every second you put it down, even when it's finished. The only critique I have was that the ending seemed a little bit of a dissapointment. I won't go on about it, because I don't want to spoil the book, but I was so frustated by the end. Maybe it was just because I liked the book so much I didn't want it to end. Anyway, this was an amazing book and I would definitely recommend it. Loved this book!

*content warning: moderate-typical high school sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and language


  1. I <3 this book! I can't wait 2 read Lauren's other books :D

  2. I loved this book! The entire idea is wonderful and this book is so touching. Nice review!

  3. I love the sound of this - added to the wishlist!
    Thank you xx

  4. I loved this book as well; it's fantastic!

  5. Hmmm...I've seen this book around a few times but something stopped me from investigating it. Now, armed with this review in mind, I shall put it on my to-read list. :)

    Great review! ^_^



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