Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review-Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Release Date: March 2, 2010
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 470
Source: Bought
Series: Standalone book

Rating from A+ to F: A+


What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High--from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death--and discover the true value of everything she is danger of losing.


Wow, this book was probably one of the best books I have ever read. It was incredible, wonderful, fantastic...any other words to describe how good this book was. I loved the idea and concept of this book, and it had amazing writing by Lauren Oliver.

The plot of the story was great, there wasn't a dull moment in this book. The characters were great, I really loved Kent, he was so adorable! The writing of this novel was fantastic and I enjoyed every minute of reading this book. This book is definitely creative because I don't know how anyone could create such an interesting idea and plot for a book. I really liked the ending but to be honest, I didn't want it to end! I wanted the book to keep going, but it was definitely a great ending. I love the cover, I think it is really cool!

I don't think I need to explain what this book is about, probably everyone has read this book or heard about it. I wish that I read it sooner because I absolutely loved this book, and anyone who hasn't read it yet, definitely needs to! You won't regret it at all, I promise you. Such an amazing story by Lauren Oliver, and I really need to get and read Delirium, her newest novel.


1. Plot- 20 out of 20 points.
2. Characters- 14 out of 15 points.
3. Writing- 20 out of 20 points.
4. Creativity- 15 out of 15 points.
5. Originality- 10 out of 10 points.
6. Ending- 15 out of 15 points.
7. Cover- 5 out of 5 points.
Equals: 99! 97-100 is an A+


Violence- Car accident & bullying
Mild/Excessive Cursing
Mild/Excessive Sexual Content
Drug/Alcohol Use
Recommended for ages 14 and up.


Lauren Oliver was previously an editorial assistant at a publishing company in New York. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA program at New York University, she is now a full-time writer and lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first novel.

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