Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall Book CoverGoodreads synopsis

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.




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So many times in our lives we think that life would have been so different if we had performed a certain act differently. Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20.

But is it really?

It’s the same with Samantha in this book.

One moment with one act differently performed can not only change the entire outcome of one’s life but maybe of another’s as well.

This story showed how life is fickle and will abandon you at any moment but it also showed that life is profound and is to be lived in a way that there are no regrets. It showed how some relationships are worth investing yourselves in while some can be discarded without thought.

It showed that people may be have faults but that does not necessarily make them bad human beings.

Samantha’s dilemma in living a day again and again and trying to make things work out differently shows the various shades of the girl she is and how she learns what matters to her and what she would give up to keep things the way they were.

Putting one foot out the line she saw that people’s behaviour with her would change in a way she could not even comprehend but what is a dead person to lose, after all? She learns from her mistakes.

In the end, I kept shouting No, No, No in my head because I did not want it to end the way it did.

But, if it would have ended any other way, the impact of the story would have been lost.

Ms Lauren Oliver, you have done an amazing job with this story.

P.S. And now, I am going to watch the movie. Had been waiting to read the book first.


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