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.
I’ve come to learn that Lauren Oliver will ALWAYS be surprising me. Whether she’s writing a YA book or writing an MG book, I’ve found that each book has something unique and special about it.
With Before I Fall, I admit that I wasn’t immediately intrigued. I knew something serious was going on, but I really couldn’t stand the main character, so I was constantly putting the book down in order to find some happier reads. Of course, whenever I picked the book back up again and read a few pages, I was automatically swept up in Oliver’s writing and needed to know more.
Truthfully, this isn’t the happiest book, but it’s a journey. Once I accepted the fact that not everything was going to be unicorns and flowers, I got into the story. I got to know the characters and by the time I reached the halfway point, I had to finish it.
One thing I really loved about this book was the whole Groundhog Day aspect. Right when I thought, This is it, it’s going to end now, Sam would wake up again and the day would start again. It made for a pretty intense read! But, like I said, it was a journey and I was happy to go along on this journey of self-discovery and making things right with Sam.
Lauren Oliver is a fantastic writer and even if I wasn’t completely into this book when I started reading it, I’m very much in love with her style and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
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