January 30, 2017

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 2nd 2010

Rating: 4/5

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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.

This book had been in my shelf for a long time and I had already forgotten about it, but now that the movie based on this book is about to come out, I decided to read it, because I was intrigued when I saw the trailer.

Samantha Kingston, is a popular girl and fits all stereotypes, she believes in the hierarchy of high school, there are the popular people and the rest of the world. And as a popular girl, she and her friends dominate high school and contemptuously look at the non-popular.

The story is told by Samantha and takes place on the day they celebrate Valentine's Day at her school (Friday, February 12) and we follow her from the moment she wakes up, to the time when returning from a party with her friends they have a car accident; And the next time she wakes up, its February 12 again and for the next few days she will relive the same day over and over again and every time she tries to change events to be able to leave the time loop in which she is trapped and so try to save herself.
Initially I did not like the character of Samantha, since she´s a bully and it was not until the last chapters that I started to like her.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, which deals with the consequences of bullying. And the ending.... I´m still thinking about it...... is an end that I was not expecting.
I do recommend this book.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, gosh. I can't even remember the last time I read this book. It's been years!