Saturday, November 19, 2011

Before I Fall- Lauren Oliver

Samantha Kingston and her friends are the definition of “Mean Girls”. They torment without reason, and seem to have no problem being mean for the sake of popularity.

After a drunken party, The girls are involved in a terrible accident, which leaves Samantha dead. Except she wakes up and gets the chance to relive the day over (and over and …etc)

Each chance she gets serves a different purpose. Can she save her own life? At what cost?  As Samantha tries to do the right thing, she finds that it is not as easy as she thought it would be. Each day, she is able to change something, to make the day end differently. Would you do whatever you could to save your own life? No matter what the cost?


Samantha does not live happily ever after, but the voices in this book are resoundingly true to the voices I hear in my own home.

This book is a good example of a YA book that can be completely enjoyed by an adult audience.

If you knew it was your last day, what would you do? Would you spend it with your family? Would you hang with your friends? Or would you just go batshit??

The questions that this book made me think of, were what endeared the book to me.  This is for adults as well as teens, and if you want a book that will make you weep, laugh and think, then this book is for you!

I received this book from Jamie at Planned Television Arts for review. Thank you!



  1. sounds intriguing! thanks for the review.

  2. This is one of my favorites, as I thought Lauren did a great job with Sam! Really made you think too, which is always a bonus. Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! :)

  3. Any book that can me both laugh and weep is well worth a look, thanks for your thoughts on this one.

  4. I kept hoping that she would get that one last thing right that would allow her to go on. I had trouble putting it down. It kpet making me think of Groundhog's Day (the movie)!