Monday, July 23, 2012

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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.

This book is amazing.

Characters: The characters I really liked they seemed so believable and relatable, and I could just feel their emotions. I felt as if I could put myself in their shoes so easily and I would probably find myself doing the same things they do, some of the characters got me mad, annoyed or just plain sad but that was what the author intented me to feel so I think that only a really good book can make me feel whatever the author wants me to feel. Sometimes the characters did seem a little naive but in the end they seemed much better, and I didn't really have a problem with them at all because they acted like any high schoolers would act.

Plot: The plot is very sad, at first your left in the dark because you knew the basics but you don't know the full story. As you go along things are revealed that are always there but you never saw coming until Lauren Oliver says it. The pace is good, not too slow and not to fast, there was a lot of suspense that made you want to keep reading. I was hooked on this book since the first paragraph. The writing style of this book is so beautiful its almost like poetry and I just love how she added some knowledge in the book that helps you learn things you might never have otherwise. The book is actually very thick but once you start reading you will breeze through the pages as I did. Another thing I really liked was that if the author gave you a detail that you thought was never really improtant later on it becomes a key to the 'puzzle' of the book.

Overall: Overall I give this book a 5 stars. I had no problem with this book whats so ever and I loved this book a lot. But I wouldn't recommend this to younger readers because this book has a lot of drugs, smoking, and some sexual activity and a bit of a teacher/student relationship so if you don't like those kind of things I wouldnt recommend this book but if you don't mind them read this book, its both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.


  1. great review, I just loved this book when I read it! But it was also really sad in the end.

    Also, just reminding you I tagged you for the Would You Rather tag!

    1. Thank you! And thank you for tagging me, I'll do it as soon as I can :D