Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

before i fallBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Details: Paperback, 470 pages
Published: October 25th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published March 2nd 2010)
Source: I bought it
Buy it: The Book Depository

Summary: 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

Review: I wasn’t exactly sure how I would feel about this book when I picked it up. Everyone says that it’s such an amazing book and that they love it. I’ve also heard that the main character, Sam, is horrible. and that she is easy to hate. So going into this book I had high hopes but at the same time I was a little scared. I had a hard time in school. I was made fun of and beat up everyday. So I was worried that if the main character was as bad as everyone was saying, that it would somewhat ruin the story for me. Sam actually wasn’t as bad as I was expecting her to be. Her best friend is actually a lot worse.

I liked Before I Fall but I didn’t love it like most people seem to. Not that I didn’t think it was well written, because it is. It’s just the story got a little repetitive at times and seemed to drag on. I liked the concept and that Sam started changing but at the beginning of every chapter I seemed to roll my eyes because it was like I was getting nowhere in the book even though I was. It’s weird that you can like something and dislike it at the same time. Even get annoyed with it.

Would I recommend Before I Fall? Yes, but not to everyone. The person I recommend books to the most, my Mom, probably wouldn’t like this book. However, if you are interested in this book, you should give it a read. Most people seem to love and I enjoyed it.

Will I read more by Lauren Oliver? Definitely. I need to get my hands on Delirium.

My Rating: 3 stars

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