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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?

before i fall
Lauren Oliver

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.

Fortunately, 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.

First Impressions:So, I had seen this on a website a few months ago and I really wanted it when it came out (March 9th) and I finally got it a few days ago. I started it yesterday evening and finished all 470 pages today. I don't even see why I need to review because I feel like I just need to put 'Too freaking amazing for words' under each category. It blew me away. I just finished and it still hasn't left me.
Setting:The setting was pretty basic - a 'normal' town and a school - however, it fit so well with the book. It couldn't be any place else. It would have been awkward in a real city setting or a rural area. The setting was prefect.
Characters: Amazing! Every single character had a different role and throughout the book. You go from disliking certain characters, to loving them and vice versa. The main character, Sam, has such a wonderful voice and you never want to stray from her. Her friends are likable even though they would normally be the characters you'd love to hate in other books. Even the most minor characters had distinct voices. I found myself caring about all the characters and not just Sam.
Writing Style:Beautiful. Simply beautiful! Where has Lauren Oliver been all our lives? She has an amazing gift and the flow and diction with stellar. It's not everyday that you come across such beautiful writing. Normally, people slap too much description or detail or something, but with this, there was a perfect amount of everything. The way she incorporated Sam's memories where incredible and gave so much to the story. When a story that's written in the present and I don't notice until the middle of the book, you know it's written amazingly well. I was also amazed at how there was only 7 chapters and a prologue and epilogue, and I normally get so distracted with long chapters, but I didn't at all with this. Even the longest (82 pages, I think) seemed like a normal sized chapter because I was flying through it.
Cover: The Cover is amazing. It's so beautiful. The girl's eyes are gorgeous and pop off the front, even more so in person rather than online. It's what originally made me want to read the description. And it's rare that the people on book covers actually look like the character. That was a plus.
Plot: I'm speechless. Really. This story was just so amazing and beautiful. To see the grow of Sam was incredible. In the beginning, you think she was just a snob, preppy girl, but then you watch her grow through these changes as she relives the day of her death for seven days. By the end, Sam just has you in tears. This book was a rollercoaster that I was so sad to get off of. The way it left off was upsetting, but just what readers need. You'd think that when a book repeats the same day seven times, you'd get tired of it, or that it'd be a lot of repeating, but it wasn't in the least. It was too amazing. I can't say enough good things about this book. By the time I finished the book, I had laughed, cried, been shocked, loved, hated, and everything in between.
Dislikes: Well...um....there wasn't anything I disliked about it. Nothing at all.
Final Thoughts: This has bumped up to my favorite book, tied with Vampire Academy. It just leaves you thinking. And makes you realize that any day could be your last. Cherish it.

Ratings:

Setting:★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Characters: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Writing: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Cover: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Plot: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Recommend it? Absolutely! I recommend this to EVERYONE! Every single one of you! Why are you still reading this? You should be reading this book!!!

This has been a review by Evie!!! Peace out!
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Re: before i fall by Lauren Oliver
Post on Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:13 pm by Namine
I'm still reading it 'cause I've got like four other books going but I still think Sam is

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Re: before i fall by Lauren Oliver
Post on Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:03 pm by Evie J
Oh, I know what you're saying!
I did not expect that to happen! The dud was trippin'!
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Re: before i fall by Lauren Oliver
Post on Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:23 pm by Namine
I honestly hate him, and I don't use the word hate often, I hate Rob too. Grrr
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Post on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:20 am by Evie J
I can't stand Rob!!!
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Re: before i fall by Lauren Oliver
Post on Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:15 pm by Namine
I know, I hate him with a passion. He's icky.
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