Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Before I Fall is quite a good book but I feel as though you'd almost need to put the book down for a while between reading each day, just so that it doesn't get as repetitive for the reader as it does for Sam!
-Guardian

Synopsis

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

 

About Lauren Oliver

See more books from this Author
Lauren Oliver burst onto the scene with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall. This was followed by her stunning Delirium, which ALA Booklist called "another deft blend of realism and fantasy." A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA program at New York University, Lauren lives in Brooklyn, New York. Liesl & Po is her first novel for younger readers.
 
Published February 14, 2010 by HarperCollins. 484 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Before I Fall
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by NewYorkGirl on Jan 14 2012

Before I Fall is quite a good book but I feel as though you'd almost need to put the book down for a while between reading each day, just so that it doesn't get as repetitive for the reader as it does for Sam!

Read Full Review of Before I Fall | See more reviews from Guardian

Reader Rating for Before I Fall
82%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 1525 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×