Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
*Breathe Katie, breathe!* This book is amazing, stunning, extrordinary, fabulous! I just tore right through it, and honestly, I don't see how you could not! Again I find myself asking the same question, why did I wait so long to read this book? I should add it to my top ten list: thank you Victoria (;
I just love everything about this book. The main character, Sam, was brilliant. At times I thought she was so snobby and rude, I just wanted to strangle her! And other times I was laughing with her and crying. (Yes, I admit to crying). I felt really connected with Sam in so many ways and I loved being with her on this journey
where she found herself and tried to make everything right.
I have to say though, her friends could be brats (and other words starting with B...), Rob was a jerk, and Kent was absolutely wonderful! I fell for Kent right away. I was soo mad at Sam a couple nights at the party. Rude much?
Anyways, one thing I did think was strange of this book was how on the seventh day she relived, she knew it would be her last. But how? A fairy godmother didn't sparkle down and wave her wand and say, "you get seven days" or anything. She just woke up and magically knew.
I also liked/disliked the ending. The first time I read it I didn't understand what happened so I re-read it and I'm still not sure if I understand 100%, but it's clearer. I have to say, that was one of the best last lines I've ever read.
Overall, this is such an amazing book and truly I think anyone would like it. It really makes you stop and think about how you treat other people and the lasting effects bullying can have. At the same time it teaches and reminds you to live life to its fullest.
Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars