2 09/06/2012 reviews Books

Novel Girl Reviews: Before I Fall


What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? 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 choosiest 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. 

Any Typical high school girl would willingly give up their left kidney to live for a day as Samantha Kingston. Girlfriend of the hottest guy at school, starting trends left right and center, not to mention the fact that she’s one of the most popular girls in school. And while this book is all about Sam there’s a lot more to it than just that.
Before I Fall
Author : Lauren Oliver
Ages : 12 and up
Gender: Girls
Rating ****1/2
When Sam wakes up on Friday, February 12 the most important thoughts floating through her head are about the amount of roses she would expect to get on cupid day or the fact that tonight’s the night she’s finally going to “seal the deal” with her boyfriend Rob. But when Sam and her friends end up in a fatal car crash resulting in Sam’s death, everything changes, until she gets a second chance…
Sam wakes up again on  Friday February 12, and thinks the previous night was just a dream, until everything begins to unfold the same way it did before resulting in the same accident and Sam’s death for a second time. Sam soon realises this is happening for a reason and only she has control of what occurs. Through a series of 7 days (well the same day repeated 7 times) Sam slowly pieces together the puzzle and realizes she could save someone else,
someone who before, she never would have said two words to, someone who, in any other circumstance Sam would have pushed over the edge.
I loved this book from start to finish.  I have to admit, at first I found it hard to like Sam because she was so self-centered and expectant but, as the book continued I really get to see her character grow and develop into a much stronger respectful girl.
This book was a really good eye opener and if you get nothing else out of this book you will at least be tough to live each day like it’s your last 🙂
Till next time!
~Novel Girl
  • Novel Girl

    Thanks so much! I really appreciate the comments 🙂 and feel free to let me know if you have any books you might want me to review!

  • Leslie

    Love your review!! Keep up the great work!!

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