Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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Before I Fall

By: Lauren Oliver

Published by: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006172680X

Genre: YA, Fiction
Pages: 480

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Recommendable for people who:
want to cry! lol

Awards won:
Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction, Debut Author, Nominee for Goodreads Author, Favorite Heroine (2010), YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults (2011), RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Paranormal/Fantasy Novel (2010), Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of the Year for Fiction (2010)

Synopsis (from authors site):

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: 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.

My Thoughts:

You know I’m not into spoilers so what can I tell you about this book that’s not mentioned above?

I really enjoyed this book!  From looking at my reading updates on Goodreads, it looks like it took me about 100 pages to get sucked in, and about 370 pages before I started crying. LOL…  I didn’t get it at first, why everyone was so googoo over this book. I even said so on Facebook and my friends were like “Keep reading!” 

The main character wasn’t that likable in the beginning, and shoot she croaks right off the bat.  *Thats not a spoiler because the back of the book tells you she dies*   I was thinking the book was really going to be bad.  All my friends LOVED IT. and CRIED THEIR EYES OUT…

Nope, she died and I’m not crying…

“Keep reading!”

Ok – totally honest now, by about “Day 6”… I was all tears.  I loved the characters in the end.  All of them.  And in truth, I’m sad the book is over.  I need more.  I need to know the characters are all OK, especially Kent! 

Before I Fall is one of those books that when it ends…you can’t stop thinking about it.

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