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“It's not often that a book that leaves me with more questions than answers is actually a very, very good thing.
“Loved this book! Lauren Oliver explores the topics of bullying, insecurity, friendship, and courage in a realistic portrayal of the high school experience. I began reading it with trepidation because I thought it was going to be a teenage angst, groundhog day story, but I was completely wrong. This is one to recommend!”Eleanor Schuster wrote this review 11 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Veoma zanimljiva priča, a završetak nekako nepotpun, ali tako je najbolje.”Tamara wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What would you do if you had to live the same day over and over again.... what if that day was the day that you died? You could try to fix all the things you had ever done wrong, you could tell the people you care about how much they mean to you, you could do some of those things you always wanted to do but never had the courage to actually try. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but eventually you would have to fall asleep and when you woke up it would be the same morning again and everything you did the day before would be wiped away. After awhile you would have to ask yourself: What is the point? ”Summer Rayne wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good book................”Bookworm wrote this review Monday, November 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book over the summer for school and I really liked it. It was a book I could easily relate to. ”Meghan Parsons wrote this review Thursday, October 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book for summer reading and i absoltley hated it. it's so negative and sad although it carries a heavy topic. it was just too depressing for me”casey graham wrote this review Tuesday, October 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"Before I Fall" is the story of Samantha Kingston, a high school student who dies unexpectedly and must relive the day of her death seven times. The reader follows Sam on her journey of self- discovery where she learns that there is more to life than materialistic things, and become a better person by this. This novel is both sad and funny while teaching a valuable lesson.”Karolyn Higgins wrote this review Tuesday, October 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As much as I hated the main character Sam and her friends, (one of the most stuck up group of characters I've come across in a long time...) and their superficial world of high school drama, I'm glad I finished this. I liked the message Oliver was trying to send through this book, and I absolutely fell in love with Kent McFuller. (The feels!!!) :)I'd reccommend this as an easy read to those who don't mind an extremely stereotypical teenage narrator. ”Maggie wrote this review Saturday, October 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book before I fall is a story written by Lauren Oliver for young adult. In the story, the main character Samantha Kingston dies by car accident on Friday, February 12th. But somehow, she gets to relive the same day: Friday, February 12th, over and over for 7 times. And at first she takes it as a chance to avoid the car accident, and save herself from dying in the awful situation. But as she relives the same day in various different ways, she starts to find out that she was being a mean person, and what she did back then when she was still arrive, was affecting people in big way even thought it was a really small thing to her, that she thinks of it as nothing to care. As the story comes close to the end, Samantha starts to think that the meaning of repeating the same day is not for saving herself, but to do the right things for others and to save her friend’s life.
In the book, author speaks directly to the reader. It makes reader feel connected, like you are the friend of Samantha, who is the protagonist. The protagonist asks questions to reader, like for example, in the first chapter, it says; But before you start pointing fingers, let me ask you: is what I did really so bad? So bad I deserved to die? So bad I deserved to die like that? Is what I did really so much worse than what anybody else does? Is it really so much worse than what you do? Think about it. This way of writing makes reader think of themselves, and brings them into the story.
The setting does not play a big role in this story, but characters and the plot are the most important.
In every chapter, the story start with the main character waking up in the bed, and in every chapter it ends up with the main character feeling like falling and falling forever in the darkness. The reader can predict the beginning and end of every chapter, and the plot is like living the same day over and over for seven times, so it might make reader boring. But in each chapter author makes the difference in how the main character spend the day, and her thought and behavior changes a lot too, it was interesting to see how Sam gradually changes into nice person.
This book reminded me that I have to be thankful that I'm living now, and there is no promise for tomorrow, so I should do the things that will not make me regret after I die. And I should not forget to be nice to others. The book ended with the sentence; The rest you have to find out for yourself. And just right after I read that sentence, I was disappointed because I wanted to know what exactly happened to her after all, I wanted to know if it was her last repeating day, or if she ended up waking up in her bed as same as the other six days. But after a while, I became liking this ending, because it gave me time to imagine what happened to her after all, and it made me think what it would be like for me when I die, so I thought it was an interesting book.”
“This book is about about a girl and the last day of her life. So from the begining its feburay 14 she wakes up by her little sister jumping on her bed. then she gets dressed and her friend is waiting for her down stairs. They get in her car and go pick up her other friends. This is her favortie day of the year because they get rose and how many roses you get is how many friends you have. After she picks up all her friends then they go to school they are seniors, that get away with everything. The day goes by then by the end of school they are getting ready for a party at this guys house his name was kent. They get to the party and they are already drunk once they get there they stairt parting then she finds her boyfriend''her boyfriend has been wanting to DO IT with her for a long time and she said she would do it at the party'' after being with her boyfriend for a little bit he passes out then she finds her friends again. Thye start drinking again. Once the party starts to die down they leave they are drunk drive and there is a very sharp turn coming up and they turn but they dont make it. She thinks she died they she wakes uo in her bed then she relives the day all over again. And once again she wakes up in her bed she does this about 7 times and by the end of the book she has figured out how to help everyone and ends up npt dieing.”Fiona Simpkins wrote this review Wednesday, October 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No