Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Released Date: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.
The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
Before I Fall is a great story conveyed from the eye of a popular girl named, Sam Kingston. Just like how popular girls are like, Sam is mean, shallow and selfish. Her life is considered perfect. But her whole life vanish through her eyes when she died in a car crash. She was suddenly flung into the realization of the true meaning of life and the simple things that is more important than wearing the right clothes or being in the spotlight.
Before I read this book, I am a little hesitant as I was expecting a repetitive storyline or something. But it turns out that it is not same at all. For everyday of the seven days, Sam tried to live her days and start thinking up maturely. I love how Sam stick up for herself and try to do the right thing even though her friends is giving her a headache time.
I love how Sam transform through her days. She start to realize her mistakes and she learns to correct it. For seven days, she cherish more and more of her moments and try to correct her mistakes.
The end of the story is quite sad and after reading it I started to wonder if she didn't do that would she still be living her days? I am feeling quite sad for Kent too because he really didn't have a warning about what was to happen. I feel like crying for him. For Sam too. In the end, Sam grows up to be mature and though she thinks she is doing the right thing, I do feel a little regret for her for losing her life like that.
I cried and laugh through Sam's journey of self-discovery and I think everyone ought to read this book and enjoy the ride too. Just remember to bring a box of Kleenex near the end.