Monday, November 26, 2012

YA Review: Before I fall by Lauren Oliver

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!

Goodread 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.

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I apologize  but there are a few spoilers in my review!
This book was definitely something.... I really don't know how to explain it. It was just so ... amazing.
I'm usually reading books that include at least one supernatural creature but this one was strictly about humans... the only strange things was that the story developed in seven days, well actually one day that was repeated seven times...
Each day Samantha 'Sam' Kingston had to face the same events and she tried to make things right, but with each day, something else went wrong and she kept waking up to the same day, Valentines Day...
What I love most about the book is how much Sam changed. You know how some seemingly shallow characters become more down to earth and nice and all that... well Sam had seven days to perfect her new attitude and she did a beautiful job of it. She started to see her own mistakes, she started to ask questions that are usually a tabu, she started to look at things differently and that helped her realize just who she has to be, for this nightmare to stop.
I was truly sad to read the ending because I didn't see it coming. I thought it would be a happy ending because she got it right, she did what she was supposed to, so when the ending came and the events unraveled, I was surprised by them and like I already said, I was really sad about it.
Sam was this shallow girl, who's world revolved around her school activities and by that I mean, the time spent with her friends and with her boyfriend. She showed us the inside of the cool kids' group and even thought it seemed perfect from the outside, things weren't so pretty once you get to know the group.
Each and every one of Sam's friends had a problem of them own and Sam got to witness different sides of them.
A lot of people told me that this book was good and I was really excited to read it. I didn't finish it on one sitting but I definitely liked it very much. It was interesting, intriguing and very surprising. I never knew what to expect even thought it was the same day repeating over and over again. There was always something new happening, there were always twists and turns that nobody, even Sam, expected...
It was really good. I really liked the way the book was written and now I'm thinking to read another one of Oliver's books(Delirium)
 I give it:

Here's the cover of the book in my country:

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Until the next time,

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