Book: Before I fall
Release date: 2011
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?
Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday,
February 12, 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.
I read mostly books of the paranormal genre, but sometimes I like a good contemporary book. This was definitely a good book and I really enjoyed reading it. The main character is Samantha, Sam, and she is really just a bitch. She and her friends are the popular girls of school and they are really mean girls. I love that the main character isn't this perfect friendly and good female. Lauren Oliver writes about every nasty act and trick of Sam and isn't downplaying it. I really liked that. The story begins with Sam and how bitchy she is and then something tragic happens, she dies in a accident and has to relive that day again. You hardly feel bad for her, because she kind of got what she deserves. But then she has to relive that day again and again untill she understand what she has to do to break that 'curse'. The book is told in seven chapters, each representing the same day. You see Sam growing in everyday and she realises what a hurt she did to many people and wants to make it right. The character growth was drastic, but very believable. The end was just right. I really loved this book and I definitely recommend it!