Monday, June 17, 2013

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Pages: 470
ISBN: 9780061726811
Genre: Young Adult
First published: March 2010
Buy it: Bookdepository

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.

First of all, Samantha is a so shallow I wanted to slap her. She's one of the popular girls in high school. Kind of like the mean girls from the Lindsay Lohan movie. Her friends are the same, they have strict rules about clothes, how to behave when they're in school and they all pick on this one girl who is different, they call her psycho and make fun of her every time she walks by. To me it all seemed very cliche, but I've never gone to an American high school so maybe it really is like this there. 

At one point I was like, seriously? This is the book everyone is raving about? But, as I kept on reading, it got better. As Sam keeps living her last day over and over she starts to see things and people around her are different than she thought, and that in turn, makes her different too. Thank god!

I think this book is most suitable for high school kids. It might teach them some things about life and how to treat people around them. For me, it was an okay story but I really can't see why some people call this book the best YA they have ever read. 3 stars is the best I can do.

1 comment:

  1. One day I will read this book as well, but it has no priority. :)


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