Friday, 14 April 2017

Before I Fall - Book Review


Started: Mar 10, 2017 | Finished: April 10, 2017

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Published by HarperCollins on Feb 7, 2017 (movie tie-in version)
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Pages: 496
Book Edition: Paperback
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis:
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: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day 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.
Rating: 4/5

My Review:

I really enjoyed this book! It was very different in that the main character dies in the beginning, and spends the next 7 days repeating the same day over. So you get to see her try to do things differently, learn more about herself and what she really values in life. I love that she gets theses second chances to really appreciate things that she kind of took for granted. You never know what's going to happen, and it's a good reminder to really just take a moment to appreciate what you have in life and the people you surround yourself with.

I did like Sam as the main character, I like that she's not perfect and she can be a bitch, but that you get to see her emotions change throughout the book as she comes to terms with what's happened to her. The supporting characters in this were great, I think my favourite was Kent! Loved him!! I also felt for Juliet and just wanted to give her a hug.

I can't wait to see the movie adaption, and to see how they did with bringing this book to life. I was hoping to be able to finish in time to see it in theaters, but unfortunately I'm in a bit of a reading slump so that didn't happen but I'll be sure to see it as soon as it's available on DVD then I might do a Book vs Movie post in the future on it. But for now, as far as the book goes, I would definitely recommend this one!

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