Author – Lauren Oliver
Book Review For Before I Fall.
Samantha Kingston is a popular high school teenager, in the popular group of ‘mean girls.’ She has everything she could want, a good-looking boy at her feet, friends, beauty and money. The most important thing in her life is ‘cupid day’ and the approval of her boyfriend and friends.
That is until she dies in a tragic car accident.
However, she wakes up the next day with no idea that she’s died. She goes onto re-live her last day of her life, seven times. She begins to realize that her actions have consequences and affect others around her.
I would give this a sold 4 and a half stars.
This is a beautiful tragic story, the type that leaves you ugly crying. I found a new love for the Autor Lauren Oliver with this book, she captures the most beautiful thoughts and emotions with this story, she has you questioning a lot of things you wouldn’t necessary think about in everyday life. She has a beautiful way of expressing thoughts and feelings.
I watched the movie on Netflix after I read this book and I felt I connected with the main character a lot more in the book than the movie.
Why I Enjoyed This Read
I enjoyed reading this because it made me emotional, crazy, thoughtful and content all in one go. The story behind it is powerful. I started to consider what could be different if I were to re live a day over and over again, every time you see something you see it a little different to the first time, for example if you were to watch a movie over and over again, you would pick up something new every time. It’s the same for Samantha, when she is looking at the same day over and over again.
The development in the main character is beautiful in this story. By the end of the book, she’s a completely different person and she see’s the world through clearer eyes.
Who Would Enjoy This Read
If you are someone who is looking for a meaningful, tragic, beautiful, eye-opener that allows you to connect with the meaning behind the story, then this book is for you.
There is so much more to this story than just reading about some typical high school mean girls. In some ways you will connect with Samantha because we are all like her in some ways. If you were given time to revisit all your actions from the past, you’d always become a better person for it in the end. This story is a massive eye-opener and there’s a lot to the story that you’ll find beautiful and be able to connect with.
As you begin this book, you are very sure you don’t like Samantha, but trust me, by the end of the book, you’ll see her in a different light completely. After reading this book, you’ll find yourself thinking about it for a good while after. It will stick with you, it’s that powerful.