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Monday, April 24, 2017

#BookReview: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I StayBefore I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.

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Lauren Oliver is the author of the teen novels ReplicaBefore I Fall, Panic, Vanishing Girls, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestselling novels. She is also the author of two standalone novels for middle grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; the Curiosity House series; and a novel for adults, Rooms. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of the boutique literary development company Paper Lantern Lit. You can visit her online at www.laurenoliverbooks.com.

Sometimes I really feel like I just hate everything.  Or that my brain has decided to just totally die and leave me without anything.  This book I was really excited to read since I wanted to see the movie when it came to DVD but it looks like it will not be happening.  I just couldn't get into it.  

Shortly after starting it I couldn't keep the characters straight, I forgot half of them and to tell you what anyone's name was ya I couldn't. The story to start was splendid. It got my interest, but after that when the story really gets going it was just annoying.  The characters weren't likable for me, and well I just felt meh. 

Although this book has a good message about learning to teach others with respect (yes I just sang that).  I have to wonder why does it take Sam over 400 pages to learn that lesson?  

Shouldn't we teach our youth that you only get one life to live and only one chance to do the right thing? 

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