Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Book Review: BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver

Before I FallBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is so expertly crafted, spiraled and woven together like a glittering tapestry of words. It was truly an unputdownable read, one I will cherish and think back on for a LONG time. The concept is brilliant, but I can't tell you why, it would ruin it. Just read it. Just trust. I can't believe I waited to read this until after reading DELIRIUM.

The MC, Sam(antha) is popular, snarky, and a follower of the worst kind of stuck up girls in school. Through a twist of fate, she's forced to relive the same day for seven straight days, each day a new layer of onion skin peeled back and revealing how changes and perspectives missed can lead you to see what you've been missing all along, even things that have been right in front of your nose. I appreciate how the MC realizes the rut she's in and desires to be a better person. It took a few days (of the seven) to really get pulled into the story, but once I was in, I was in all the way.

So, so, so, very amazing. I feel like I've launched up, up, up from the pages and taken flight. Thank you, Lauren, for making me soar.

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  1. Great review Donald, I've been wanting to read this book :)

  2. I highly recommend it! I also enjoyed Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Happy reading and thanks for commenting!

  3. I really want to read this. I just need more time to fit in all these books and still write. ;)

  4. I hear you! How about trying to write and keep up with your blog? I've got a few books read and not yet reviewed up here. My To Do List is insane right now. It didn't help I was terribly sick for almost 2 weeks. But, better now, and back at it! :D

    Thanks for the comment, Kelly. Just toss it in the TBR pile for now. You'll get to it. Happy Writing.