BOOK REVIEW – BEFORE I FALL

6482837BOOK: BEFORE I FALL

AUTHOR: LAUREN OLIVER

FORMAT / PUBLISHER: PAPERBACK / HARPER


Synopsis1
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 Stay, Before 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.


Fave quotes lines
  • “A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friends helps you keep your own secrets.” Page 107
  • “Here’s another thing to remember: Hope keeps you alive. Even when you’re dead, it’s the only thing that keeps you alive.” Page 137
  • “But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is you never really know.” Page 268
  • “That’s the problem with sacrifice. It’s pain, literally.” Page 307-308

    book review
   I WAS SURPRISED BY THE FACT THAT THIS BOOK ONLY HAS 7 CHAPTERS. YUP! 7 ONLY (ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT IT HAS A PROLOGUE & EPILOGUE). I WAS LIKE, “HOW DID THE AUTHOR COMPRESS ALL THE EVENTS IN JUST 7 CHAPTERS?”.
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I (SUPER SUPER) LOVE THE CONCEPT OF THIS BOOK!
IF YOU WERE TO LIVE YOUR LAST DAY TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? UNFORTUNATELY, LIFE IS LIKE A GAME. YOU WON’T EVEN KNOW WHEN THE GAME’S OVER. NOBODY KNOWS WHEN HE/SHE WILL DIE THAT’S WHY IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION. EVEN ME, I DON’T HAVE ANY IDEA. I DON’T KNOW WHEN WILL BE THE LAST TIME I’M GOING TO SEE MY FAMILY, TO HANGOUT WITH MY FRIENDS, TO SAY “I LOVE YOU” TO MY LOVED ONES AND OTHER STUFF.
THIS BOOK TAUGHT ME THE ESSENCE OF CHERISHING EVERY MOMENT WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE (AND YOU HATE). THAT’S WHY THERE’S A SAYING, “LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST.” AND WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, WE RECITED A POEM ENTITLED “I WILL LIVE THIS DAY AS IF IT IS MY LAST.” BY OG MANDINO. (THIS IS SUCH A GREAT POEM, YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR THIS!)
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IF YOU WERE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO KNOW WHEN WILL BE YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH, WOULD YOU WANT TO KNOW YOURS? IF YOU’LL ASK ME, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION BUT MOST PROBABLY, “NO!”. SAMANTHA KINGSTON’S DECISIONS WERE VERY TOUGH.  – AND I WON’T TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I MIGHT “OVER SPOIL” YOU -. ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THAT MADE THIS BOOK CLOSE TO MY HEART IS SAM & HER FRIENDS. HER FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE CONSISTS OF 4 GIRLS (JUST LIKE ME & MY FRIENDS!) ♥ i would rate this 4 out of 5 because i – sort of – guessed the ending and some events were slow but i really liked the book!

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