Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

No. of pages: 340
Rating: 8/10

Synopsis: 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.

Review: February 12th is like any other day for Samantha Kingston, only she doesn't know that in fact it's her last day. But then she wakes up the next day, and it's February 12th again. As she relives the day she dies seven times, Samantha comes to learn a lot about the person she was, the person she wants to be and the moments she wished she had lived.

I find it hard to believe that this is a debut novel, as it's written so fantastically. I hated Sam at the beginning of the book, she's a complete and utter selfish bitch, treating people like crap just because she's one of the popular girls at school. But as the days go on and Sam's character starts to change, you start to feel sorry for her for all that she's lost, but in a way, you're glad she at least got the chance to relive those last few days, and have the experiences she didn't realise she was missing. I think most people could have some sort of connection to this book, as most people seem to have had a rubbish high school experience, and I know I for one did. I think this is definitely worth a read for anyone who enjoys reading YA, it's an enjoyable read, and really makes you think about what you would do if you had the chance to re-live a day over and over.


miss cindy :) said...

I can't wait to read this! Awesome review :)

kavyen said...

I have read some really nice things about this book.. Thanks for the review and I will be sure to pick it up!

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