Friday, May 9, 2014

Before I Fall

What if you only had one day to live?
What would you do? Who would you kiss?
And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. 

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times 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.

The alarm was ringing and Samantha was late for school soon. As usual her best friend Lindsay comes to pick her up and also Elody with coffee and bagel all ready for the girls. It was to be an exciting day as it's Cupid Day in school and also Sam was to spend the night at her boyfriend's place and have sex for the first time.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver is a story about a girl and her journey to discover the mysteries of why the last day of her life is repeated 7 times. I read this book with not much expectations and no clue of the story at all. At the start, it was a tiny bit slow so that you get to know the characters in the story and slowly you'll learn more. The character development of this book is the thing that captured me followed by the events that unfolds. I really like how the main character developed and also for one more guy character. The relationships of the characters was also well written.

The plot of the book is at a good pace and I was shocked by some incidents that happened. While I could predict one of the things  that happened it was still a good read for me. The thoughts and the feelings of the main character was easy to understand and realistic. Although I was a bit sad about the ending but it definitely is a suitable one. A very good contemporary story as it highlights important things about high school life and also about actions and consequences. This book has a great moral to it and it's a good message for readers of young adult age where I believe it's an important message to spread. I highly recommend to all readers who love contemporary stories with a wonderful meaning to it.

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