Monday, June 28, 2010

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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.

This book blew me away. There's something special about it. 
Going into the book, I hated the main character, and most of the supporting characters. They were annoying, shallow, and a million other things that I don't like. In fact, when Sam died, I wasn't that upset. Not just because I knew she was going to wake up, but because I may have felt, just a little bit, that she kind of deserved it. 
And then she called me out on what I was thinking. After that, I had to keep reading. 
This book will stay with you. It makes you think. Not only about how you may judge someone, but about how your choices could potentially affect yourself or other people. 
This novel is amazingly well written, and is definitely in my top 5 for 2010. 


I received this book free from the publisher for review.


  1. Hi, from Columbia. I really liked your review. I have this book in my TBR pile for a while. Unfortunately, I haven't begun receiving any ARCs yet. Keep up the good work.

  2. I had the same experience with hating the main characters at the start and actually put the book down. Maybe I'll have to give it another try!

  3. Great review! This one is definitely moving up to the top of the pile!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Loved this book I am glad you did too!



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