Before I Fall

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I hated the main character of this book when I started it. Samantha Kingston is one of the most popular people in her school, but she is spoiled and mean and I didn't think I could read chapter after chapter about how awful she was to her classmates and family. But...then she died and that's when I realized this was not your normal story about a stuck up high school girl.

 

 

Sam ends up reliving the last day of her life seven times as she tries to figure out what happened and why. Lauren Oliver writes a beautiful and heart-breaking story (or, stories). I was worried that each time Sam woke up on 12 February I would be bored by the same details of her day as she went through it, but even if some things didn't change, Oliver made it seem new. I ended up finishing this novel in a fervor as I just had to get through Sam's last few tries along with her. Like her, I desperately wanted to figure out the mystery surrounding her death and began to see the beauty she was missing in her life.Before I Fall touches on many different emotions and has depth that is not always seen in teen novels.

 

  

 

 

 

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by book1618 on ‎02-22-2010 09:28 PM

Thank You! Your reviews always seem to help me chose a great book!

by B&N Bookseller Scarls17 on ‎02-22-2010 11:27 PM

wow! thanks!

by B&N Bookseller SamGNA on ‎02-25-2010 03:12 PM

I just read this book as well, and I also recommend it! I agree that Samantha was really unlikeable in the beginning, but that's part of her journey throughout the book. Definitely worth a read!

by IgnaLovesPancakes on ‎04-10-2010 05:20 PM

I just finished reading this. It's amazing and I couldn't put it down.  The characters really haunt you and I recommend it too.

by HaleyMarie11 on ‎04-16-2010 09:17 PM

THANKS! I was trying to figure out the name of this book :smileyhappy:

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