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Review - Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver

Book description from Amazon

They say that when you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me

Sam Kingston is dead. Except she isn't.

On a rainy February night, eighteen-year-old Sam is killed in a horrific car crash. But then the impossible happens: she wakes up in her own bed, on the morning of the day that she died.

Forced to live over and over the last day of her life the drive to school, skipping class, the fateful party she desperately struggles to alter the outcome, but every morning she wakes up on the day of the crash.

This is a story of a girl who dies young, but in the process learns how to live. And who falls in love... a little too late.

BEFORE I FALL is a brave and complex novel about the territory between life and death. As astonishing as The Lovely Bones and as luminous as Jenny Downham s Before I Die, it will make you want to live every day as if it were your last.

It took me a while to get into this book. I actually stopped after day 3 and read another book in the middle of it. My main complaint to start was that I found the main character a bit irritating. She's the typical popular girl going along doing what she likes and not really giving a damm about anyone else along with her 3 carbon copy friends. However I did start to warm to her on about day 4 of the groundhog dayish chapters. I loved her relationship she had with her little sister and the fact that she started to see that what she was doing was wrong (although I loved the day she she really went for it super bitch styleee). I loved the story line with Kent especially as you saw the character grow. Lovely moving ending - very poignant. Lots of twists and turns and well worth reading.


I just finished this book and loved it. Even in the beginning when she was being irritating you could see that she had potential to be a good person, she just didn't because it wasn't cool or convenient. This is one of my favorite books this year. Great review!