Thursday, October 20, 2011

Before I Fall

Before I Fall
Lauren Oliver
470 pages
Publisher: Harper
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

For Samantha, Cupid Day at school starts like any other day.  She gets a ride to school with her best friends and then collects roses throughout the day, gloating at how many she has since everyone knows the more roses you are the more popular you are.  But then something goes seriously wrong when she attends a party that night, and soon she finds herself in a "Groundhog Day" kind of a situation, living the same Friday over and over again, until she can finally figure out how to get out of the endless loop.

That might sound kind of paranormal or cheesy from the description I just gave, but it really isn't.  This book wasn't cheesy at all.

I read Oliver's Delirium earlier this year and really liked it, so when I found out she had written this book I added it to my "I need to read this!" list and I finally got it from the library a couple weeks ago.  After the first few chapters, I wasn't sure I was going to end up liking it.  The main character, Samantha, really is a bitch and her and her clique didn't have too many endearing qualities.

But I ending up really liking the book.  It was great to watch Sam transform slowly over the course of the book from merely looking for way out of her predicament, to really chaining as a person and finding a way out that way.  I just really wish her three BFFs could have made the change with her.  I was very happy with the way the book ended.

Check it out!

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