Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Published: March 2, 2010
Source: School Library
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I'm in love with Lauren Oliver, especially after reading this! It's absolutely crazy. Sam is popular and has basically everything. But then she wakes up on the SAME DAY of the day that she thought she had died in a car accident. She tries again and again to not have to go through the same day over again, tries to avoid her death. She just ends up waking up on the same day, again.
At the beginning of the book, honestly, I didn't like Sam. She was that popular girl who looked down at everyone who wasn't at the top of the social ladder. To say the least, she was a major bitch. Sam and her friends were the popular ones and they made fun others, tormented others. You could tell that Sam didn't have the best of relationships with her parents or her sister.
As I read the book, I enjoyed just watching her turn into a different person. Watching as she finally realized her mistakes and tried to correct them each time she woke up again, on the same day. It really shows how sometimes, we just take a lot of things for granted. How one day you can suddenly lose everything you had. By the end, she's a completely different person who is much more lovable and a better person at the core.
The only problem was that it was a bit slow at the beginning, but it played out nicely. This book was cool because each time she woke up, you'd think that things would be the same, but each time, the outcome was different.
Before I Fall was a beautifully written book that made me appreciate life a lot more. I'd like to say "Live everyday like it could be your last. Take chances.", though that doesn't give you the right to be downright mean and rude. Just treasure everything and every moment.
What would you do if you knew that today was your last day?
"The sun has just risen, weak and watery-looking, like it had just spilled itself over the horizon and is too lazy to clean itself up."