↠´ Before I Fall ☆ Download by ½ Lauren Oliver
↠´ Before I Fall ☆ Download by ½ Lauren Oliver I shiver, thinking about how easy it is to be totally wrong about people to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole.
4 1 2 stars Back in 2010, I read Before I Fall and immediately thought I d found a new favourite author I eagerly awaited every book Lauren Oliver released after it and yet, I have disliked every single one My dislike for her writing style in books like Rooms and Vanishing Girls made me wonder what happened Could it be that Oliver s style had so drastically changed Or was it my own changing tastes that had pulled me away from her books Returning to this book in 2015, it is still as fantastic as I remember It is truly such a strong YA Contemporary with a non realistic spin and the wr Warning Major Spoilers below including the very ending And foul language MUCH foul languageLa la la, spoilers.
And language to make your grandmother blush.
Fuck you book Fuck You I want to drop this book to two stars for that goddamn ending But I can t because even with that fucking ending it is not really a two star book at all So it gets dropped one star DAMN YOU I knew the ending was coming This is the problem with reading the ending first well, near the beginning I think I d have been even angrier if I hadn t known, though, because I d be expecting that it would have a Groundhog Day s ending and Sam, having learned her lesson on being a better person, would get to enjoy the new, better life she s created But no She stays dead FUCK YOU BOOK I get your point, Oliver Sam s real mission was to sacrifice herself for Juliet That s what she came
I hated this book, and loved it It s cruel, and frustrating, unfair, and yet it s also sad, and hopeful, and honest and authentic I m not sure how everyone else feels about their High School experience, but I despised mine You couldn t pay me to go back However, this story was so vivid, that I felt as though I could smell the grease from the cafeteria, feel the rough tile on the bathroom floor and the chill of that cold fateful night I even cringed at the hurt that all these characters so casually inflicted upon one another, so I guess I went back after all Sam is not a nice girl In fact, she is a bit of a bitch Scratch that, she is a bitch She doesn t set out to maliciously attack anyone, but she doesn t stand against it either She won t instigate the chant of psycho at the school outcast, but she shouts it just as loudly as her group of popular she witches Worse, she actually Before I get to the review I just wanted to let everyone know I don t typically write reviews for books I love The reason being, I m not good at writing worth while and positive reviews as opposed to my uncanny ability to write crazy rants about books I totally loathe Or rather, I know I m not up to the task writing a review worthy of a book so beautiful, so eloquently written I can t stop thinking about it long after I ve finished it I know there is nothing I could say that could not be better said by the book itself, or even just a review written by someone who is smarter than me has a way with words That said, here I am, attempting to write a review worthy of Before I Fall If I fail, which is than likely, please do not hold it against the book it isn I d heard from quite a few people that this book was pretty goodThat may be the most OUTRAGEOUS understatement of all time Pretty good doesn t explain the embarrassing amount of tears that poured out of me Pretty good doesn t touch on Lauren Oliver s incredible way with words and imagery Pretty good doesn t describe the range of conflicting emotions the story sparked in me And Pretty good certainly doesn t account for the fact that, once I finished the final page, I literally threw the book at my husband and demanded he re write the final chapter but the ending is a whole other discussion for which I have no time energy to get into.
But aside from the infuriating conclusion, this book was out effing standing It had my absolute undivided attention EVEN THOUGH I was reading it while last nights episode of Hotel Babylon was on and I didn t even stop reading 3.
5 5Though I really enjoy Lauren Oliver s writing style, I struggled finding the motivation to finish this book The main character, a popular and catty high school girl named Sam, dies and is forced to relive that day several times I was absolutely in love with the story for the first couple of days, but then it felt tedious having Sam wake up and relive February 12th time and time again I totally understand why it s many people s favorite book, I just wish it was shorter Because of this, I do think it will make a fabulous movie and I can t wait to see it when it hits theaters
I had high expectations for this book for 2 reasons 1 I loved Delirium, it s one of my favorite series and 2 so many people raved about Before I Fall , saying it is the best of Oliver s work I couldn t disagree At the beginning I couldn t get into the story, it was a bit repetitive, so I had to put it down and read something else in the meantime In the end I was getting a bit frustrated as I couldn t understand the whole idea of the book Having finished it yesterday I ve been thinking about it since and I still don t get it Let me explain whyThe whole story is focused on Sam s last day and her death in a car accident Afterwards she keeps reliving it, no matter what she does when she wakes up it s still Friday the 12 The main thing I have a problem with is the dimension she is in, first I was hoping it s kind of coma and she Sam Kingston Is Killed In A Car Crash, But Instead Of Seeing A Tunnel Of Light, She Wakes Up In Her Own Bed, On The Morning Of The Same Day Forced To Live Through The Same Events, She Struggles To Alter The Outcome, But Wakes Up Again On The Day Of The Crash What Follows Is The Story Of A Girl Who Comes Of Age In A Matter Of Days I am not going for these evil sshole girls on here I cringed and raged through most of the book I didn t give a rat s ss about these evil girls The worse was Lindsay to me The only reason I have the book 2 stars is because Sam redeemed herself after all of the days she relived She went back and did all of the right things Whether it was all a dream or something, I don t know but she did good in the end The very end was bittersweet in it s own way But, going through the books and hearing all of the things the girls did to other people, because they were bullies, was just sick I hate bullies so freaking much and the book has to blow my mind in order for me to love a book with them in it This one just didn t I m not going to go on and on about it I m so glad that sooooooooooooo many of my friends loved the book with