Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Not In Series
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Pages: 470 (paperback)
How I Got The Book: Christmas Present
For More Information: Goodreads Link
My Goodreads Review: Review
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.
Is that my mum calling for me? I really don’t care at the moment. This book has left me dumbfounded, I haven’t felt this way since Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher.
I was rooting for 2 or 3 stars at the start. Samantha, a mean girl that kind of bully, snotty slut. (Pardon my language) She has a boyfriend, she has friends, she has the looks and she is going to die on Friday the 12th. Hopefully you can see why I would already just give this 3 stars.
The synopsis doesn’t sound the best either. Who wants to read about Samantha, an impertinent and repeat it 7 days? NOT. ME. But eventually at the end of the book…HELL YEAH!
Don’t let the synopsis deceive you, Sam may be a stuck up till the middle of the book, but Lauren gives her a great makeover. Each day, we relive the 12th of February, but each day, Sam starts to find clues, and tries to save and discover what she would have never found before. I grew onto Sam in the end, it was so heart wrenching to see her sacrificial actions. She might have been a stuck up, but in the end she turns into someone do different, anyone is bound to love her.
The characters were annoying, but isn’t that what teenagers are? Oliver creates each and every character so well, and they way they come into the story is phenomenal.
I said at the start, that this was probably only worth 3 stars, but this totally goes back onto my shelf with 4 stars. Everything was just so well written and entertaining to read.
If you loved Delirium and Thirteen Reasons Why, Before I Fall is going to be your next favourite book.
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