Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Release Date: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Science Fiction / Young Adult / Paranormal Romance
Summary (from Goodreads):
What if you had only 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: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.
Instead, it turns out to be her last.
Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day 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.
LOL It’s funny how I put ‘Spoilers’ on every beginning of a review. Oh well, so this one is a really good book. A lot of morals and lessons to be learned. Although, there is this one time while I was reading it that I got a bit irritated cos the same day is happening all over again and just little details change LOL well, I know it happens for a reason, right? To let Sam know what she’s doing wrong or what she was doing while she was alive was somehow offensive and this is to teach her a lesson and to make her realize that she has changed and has been a bitch to a lot of people. But still I love how the story was delivered and I had to think to myself “Have I been THIS bad to other people?” LOL definitely not, I guess. Cos I wasn’t one of the ‘popular group’ when I was in high school and even now that I’m in college. I’m just a regular person, an average student *wink* Anyway, I asked that myself cos maybe, I was being mean to someone. So far, I think I’m being the nicest me at the moment LOL
About the characters, well, Sam is okay, I admire her for not giving up on saving Juliet but still her attitude was one of the worst. I used to despise girls like them when I was in high school. Not that I’m insecure or something but to see what they are doing to other people, suffocates me and makes me want to transfer schools LOL Lindsay is a bitch. She is so mean to everybody. You know, not because you’re beautiful you have the rights to step on other people’s lives and be the best you think you are. Well, think again cos being one of the best people includes being one of the nicest person too. You don’t really need to judge, you need to accept people. In Lindsay’s case, she’s has been so mean to Juliet while Juliet, all this time, has been so kind to her. Protected her secret and became one of the weirdest people in school because of her so called best friend.
So there, I wish people would be nicer in reality, although I know that people like Lindsay exists everywhere, wherever you go. You will meet one, I’m sure but just ignore, let it pass and live on. People like her are just attention-whores and all they want is the spotlight. Stay out of the spot light and be as far as possible. You’ll only be involved if you wanted to become one of those people who wants a space at the popular lawn.
Okay, back to the book. It has a lot of lessons to be learned. I wish teens would read this and reflect on this book. If they can’t ask themselves some of the questions that I asked myself then there really is an attitude problem and she should consult a doctor LOL Anyway, if people/teens realize that what they are doing is wrong, they still have a chance to change and be the person that they should be. It’s never too late, of course, unless you’re hit by a truck. *wink*