Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Released: March 2, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 470, US Paperback
POV: 1st Person (Samantha)
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=93/100  A


What if you only had 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 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.
The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times 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.

REViEW:This book was simply breathtaking. The story was deep, yet intriguing. The plot, although at first it seems simple, is really complex. I didn't know what was going to happen on the 7th day until it happened. Ms. Oliver tells this story with a really realistic teen voice. Her writing was so flawless and perfect for the narrator. This was a sad book, but I enjoyed it. At first I thought that I was not going to like this book because of the main character being so popular (more on this in next paragraph!), but this story was told so beautifully and the ending was so perfect that I fell in love with this book. I will definitely remember Samantha's story for a good while. It's one of those books you can't stop thinking about.

The characters, specifically Samantha, were stuck-up, little brats. I instantly didn't like Samantha and her friends because of this. Being an average girl, I usually don't relate well with the popular. From the start you are given hints as to there being more to Samantha than meets the eye. I thought that whole concept would come into play fairly early on. It didn't, but towards the last few chapters when she changed, wow. I really love how she had a change of heart. Aside from Samantha, all the other characters had a lot more depth too. Kent was probably my favorite in this book. He was sweet and nice and totally boyfriend material. I really felt for him, especially towards the end of this book.       

The ending was ah, just heartbreaking and amazing. It was simply beautiful. I can't say I saw that coming. I had to re-read the ending two times to fully grasp what happened because it was that much of a shock. I'm still breathless over it. By the ending, I really felt bad for Samantha. She gained a lot of respect from the beginning of this book. 

My Favorite Part: The ending. I'm still thinking about it...  

Do I recommend this book? Yes, it's a very enjoyable, deep read. It's hard to believe this is Ms. Oliver's first book.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this book just as much as I did! Comment and let me know! 

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Review by Macy ♥


  1. I agree! I loved this book. Lauren Oliver is an *amazing* author.

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my review of Shine. I hope you like it as much as I did!

    Before I Fall is one of my ALL TIME favourite books. I agree with you that it really is hard to believe that it's her first book. Have you read Delirium yet? She just gets better and better with her books! And I just heard that Before I Fall will be made into a movie too -- although I'm a little torn on that, as I'm not sure how the beauty of the writing will be conveyed into a movie. But we'll see =)

    1. I completely agree with you! They better do a good job with the Before I Fall movie. I haven't read Delirium yet, but I recently bought it cuz I knew I was going to want it after finishing Before I Fall! It sounds really good :D


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