AUTHOR: LAUREN OLIVER
FORMAT / PUBLISHER: PAPERBACK / HARPER
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.
“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