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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver REVIEW.

The Blurb:

They say to live every day as if it’s your last – but you never actually think it’s going to be. You always think you’ll have more time.

That’s what I thought. But I was wrong.

The thing is, you don’t get to know when it happens. You don’t remember to tell your family that you love them or – in my case – remember to say goodbye to them at all.

What if, like me, you could live your last day over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have any regrets? Are there things you’d want to change?


Title: Before I Fall

Author: Lauren Oliver

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton First Published: 2010                 This Edition: 2017            Pages: 341                     Date Started: 10/07/2017               Date Finished: 10/07/2017

My Rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

I was kindly given a copy of this book in exchange for a review from Chapter 5/Hodder and Stoughton.

‘They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.’ For a first liner, I was hooked and needed to know more, I didn’t read the blurb or anything about this book before I jumped into this, so I didn’t know that the main character was going to be repeating the same day over and over again for 7 days.

The main character – Samantha, but goes by Sam throughout this book, has three best friends, Lindsay, Elody and Ally, we begin with the prologue where the four of them get into a car crash and supposedly die, right? We start off after the prologue with Day 1, where Sam goes through the day and we see what events happen leading up to the said crash, thinking she’s dead she wakes up, and repeats the exact same day again, each day Sam changes small details at first and then she makes a realization about herself and drastic changes are made in how each day ends.

My first thought when I had completed this book was – OMGGGG, how the hell am I going to be able to watch the film (because I know I might have more feels when I watch it like with The Fault In Our Stars – I didn’t cry for that when I read the book but when I watched the film I couldn’t freaking stop). This book gave me the major feels, it was a hell of a ride and I got more emotional involved with Sam’s character than I thought I would, it was so good! Though it reminded me of that one Supernatural episode when Sammy kept repeating the same day but had to keep watching Dean die each day as well – ah need to watch that again! Also the cover of this edition, made me want to read it more! I don’t usually prefer movie covers but I preferred this one over the original, also I like Zoey Deutch as an actress so there’s that as well.

I read this in two sittings but in one day, it was so incredible, Lauren Oliver’s writing is just, wow, it’s absolutely beautiful, I loved her Delirium trilogy as well and I have Replica ready to pick up soon in time for Ringer, other than those books, I will definitely be picking up other works by Lauren Oliver, she is 100% one of my favorite authors.

Here are links for you guys to find out more information and to go buy yourself a copy!

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Book Depository | Wordery | Barnes and Noble

 

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