Thursday, April 7, 2011

Review: Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver

      Reading level: Young Adult
      Hardcover: 480 pages
      Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (March 2, 2010)

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 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.

This book blew me away! Lauren Oliver did a great job writing Sam.  In the beginning I really couldn't stand her.  But the amazing thing is at the end  after everything I really did like her.  Watching her struggle day after day trying to fix things or change them.  Realizing a little at a time how her actions effect people in ways she never thought about.  I sat her reading in total anticipation of how this book would end, because I had a few different ideas in my head.  I the end I was happy with the ending even though it wasn't what I was expecting.  I really think this book was well done and just loved it.  This one will stick with me for a long time I think.  5 stars from me!!


  1. Nice review. I got on the waiting list for this one at my library without really knowing much about it, so good to know you liked it. :)

  2. I felt exactly the same way about this book! It blew me away. Oddly enough, my review of it is going up tomorrow :)

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  3. Megan I'll stop by tomorrow and check out your review =o)

    Kathy, I'm sure you will love it!! It really was a great book!


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