Sunday, September 5, 2010

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Published: July 22nd 2010 by Hodder Paperbacks
Paperback, 341 pages
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sbn:  0340980907



















Goodreads Summary
 
"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.
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My Take:  

This was a gripping, thought provoking, laugh out load and "get me more tissues" book. I am so glad i took the time to read it!

I will always remember this story and I'm sure every time I read it I will cry again. Brilliantly written and thought out! This book has a messaged and it wasn't just written like some other young adult books with the intent to sell, without really having a storyline.  

If you haven't yet, read it!

My Questions

None

*Spoilers*

None today, will post later

Favourite Quote:

"Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know."
Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall)


"I wonder idly how long i can go without sleep before I flip my shit and start running down the street in my underwear, hallicinating purple spiders."
Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall)

Link to the Author: 

http://www.laurenoliverbooks.com/
http://twitter.com/OliverBooks
http://www.facebook.com/laurenoliverbooks

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My Rating:

9/10

Next Instalment: 

None :(

6 comments:

Elie said...

Great review, I like your format. I have not read this, yet it is on my shelf. I am surprized there is not a second book. Happy Reading.

Jen the bibliophile said...

This book has been sitting on my TBR for sometime. It seemed good, but I think after your review I will push it towards the top. I do so love books like this one. It's an interesting concept to relive one day over again and see how it changes.

Jen
In the Closet With a Bibliophile

Lu said...

You guys should definitely read it! Can't believe I didn't read it earlier!

So glad my bookclub chose it as Book of the month lol

Savannah said...

I've been thinking about getting this book, great review!

Lu said...

Thanks Savannah :)

Hope you enjoy it as much as i did! Look forward to your review :)

thebookfairyhaven said...

I've been wanting to read this book for ages now. I really need to make more of an effort to go out and buy this one. Lovely review!

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