Monday, June 11, 2012

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Paperback: 341 pages
Release date: March 2nd, 2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
Goodreads Summary: They say ‘live every day as if it’s your last’—but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't.

The thing is, you don’t get to know when it happens. You don’t remember to tell your family that you love them or—in my case—remember to say goodbye to them at all.

But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you’d want to change...?
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I’d be honest the first time I started to read this book I always end up being stuck on the prologue part, uhm…like three times (he he). I did not like, at first, the concept or the story of Before I Fall but then as I started to read it again—and because of the good responses from a few friends that this is a good book—I saw that it was indeed a good one after I read it.

How Samantha changes the course of events on her life—the day of her death-- even after her death was like spinning through a whirlwind. The way you end up being on that same date, same events and the same people was somehow confusing for Samantha. I love how she changes the pieces of events on the day she died. How she figure out what was the purpose of living again for a week on the same date (Feb.12th). Readers will definitely have to read every part of the story, just like I did out of curiosity. Because if you end up flipping through the pages and just like pass through it, you might miss some important parts on it. The lesson in this story is the thing that strikes me as the strong point of the book, that it’s never too late. Never too late to change the wrong things we’ve done, to make up for the lost time, to save someone and… to save ourselves from falling.

This is one of the books I like this 2012 and can’t wait to read more of the book that will be a worth read just like ‘Before I Fall’! ;)

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