Monday, May 27, 2013
Before I Fall? Too Late I Have Fallen! - Book Review
Book: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
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: 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 12th, 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.
I had heard nothing but good things about this book before I purchased it a while back, but I had never had the opportunity to read it. Am I glad I did though! This book will make you reconsider all the things you have done and will do in life, realizing that even the slightest decision can change everything. If there is ever a life lesson to learn about the value of the things you have and the path you will take due to decisions you make, take it away from this book. It seems that sometimes in the face of something like death we learn to change, but this book will help you change before you get to a point like that. It's 7 days of decision making that will keep on your toes, with characters that charm their way into your life one way or another. The characters were easy to love, though at first Sam was just another run of the mill have it all girls, as the plot continues you really start to see her change into someone you know you will not be forgetting any time soon.
"I guess that's what saying good-bye is always like -- like jumping off an ledge. The worst part is making the choice to do it. Once you're in the air, there's nothing you can do but let go."
All In All: This book was more amazing than I thought it would be. This book made me reconsider who I am and everything I have ever done. Lauren Oliver has created a world where we are stuck inside dejavu, with characters you don't mind repeating the next 7 days with. If you get the opportunity go and buy this book. You will not regret it, I promise you.
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