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Before I FallFor 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 terri 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 12 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 writing is perfect The saddest thing about reading this book again was finally understanding how much Oliver's style has changed in my opinion for the worseBefore I Fall is about popular mean girl Samantha Kingston and her group of popular friends When Samantha dies in a car crash on the eve of her school's Cupid Day she awakens once again in the morning of the same day Has she been given a second chance? A chance to put it right? To solve the mystery? To prevent her death? For the next seven days Samantha wakes up on February 12 She must learn the truth behind her unfortunate end and by doing so she finds herself tangled up in the lives of those she'd cared little for beforeThe novel's strength is both in the overarching story and its outcome and also in the details So many characters are affected by Samantha's actions and they become and developed and complex as Samantha learns to really see them Every character is handled with sympathy turning mean girls losers and geeks into human beings each with their own storyIt is a lesson on the dangers of bullying and how careless actions can have a huge negative impact on someone's life But it also offers an understanding and sometimes sympathetic view of the people who do the bullying It's such an interesting multi layered storyMoving thoughtful and just as powerful the second time aroundBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest

Ebook Before I Fall

Download Book á Before I Fall Ì 470 pages º Lauren oliver Û [Reading] ➶ Before I Fall ➬ Lauren Oliver – Dcmdirect.co.uk 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 Fall is now a major motion picture Zoey Deutch Halston Sage and Kian Lawley Named to numerous state reading lists the novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by com Barnes Noble The Daily Beast NPR and Publishers Weekly I'd heard from uite 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 timeenergy to get intoBut 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 when out of the corner of my little eye I saw Charlie take his shirt off NOT EVEN THENAhemSo no pretty good doesn't exactly cover it But why take my word for it? Maybe you can afford to wait Maybe for you there's a tomorrow Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows or three thousand or ten so much time you can bathe in it roll around it let it slide like coins through your fingers So much time you can waste itBut for some of us there's only today And the truth is you never really know You see?It almost got that final 5th star Almost In fact let's give it a grand total of four and three uarters stars and call it a day

Lauren Oliver Í Before I Fall Pdf

Ble accident that nightHowever 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 power than she ever imagined Before I Warning Major Spoilers below including the very ending And foul language MUCH foul languageLa la la spoilersStill spoilersAnd language to make your grandmother blushFuck 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 back seven days for to be Juliet’s guardian angel or something You know what? FUCK THAT Because Juliet might be better off but everyone else in Sam’s life? You don’t think it will completely devastate her family? Her little sister? Her parents? Do you know what the divorce rate is for parents who have lost a child??? It’s not like they remember the other days Sam lived after death either So their last memories of her will be a wholly inadeuate moment before Sam ran off to school and was nice and not a brat Not a whole day together not a dinner out nothing big or something to hold onto AND WHAT ABOUT KENT???? He gets to see the girl he loves—who has just stopped being a bitch and admitted she likes him—die How horrible Really think he’s going to be okay Oliver? Really think you didn’t just fuck up the most sympathetic character in your entire book? Scratch that the two most sympathetic characters in your book adorable little sister Izzy and adorable amazing Kent?? Just because we don’t get to see the tragedy rip through everyone’s life like a bomb and you have Sam give some bullshit uplifting monologue at the end doesn’t make it okay Do you know why Groundhog Day doesn’t end with Bill Murray dead? BECAUSE NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THAT ENDING We want to see him ride off into the sunset with Andie Macdowell both happier and better WE DON’T WANT TO SEE BILL MURRAY’S GODDAMN FUNERAL GAAAAAHHHHHH The book started out slowly and Sam is a right proper bitch to begin with It isn’t until afterlife day five she gets seven days that she begins to turn around Although the complete fucking breakdown of day four was glorious I think I’m a masochist because I love angry self destructive insane meltdowns by heroines especially when they end with the realization that there was no beauty in the breakdown that it was a horrible horrible mess and that instead of feeling free they feel even worse than before And I especially love it when they are comforted by adorable awesome love interests like Kent Although set up Sam was annoying though realistic ouch when Sam developed and stopped being so shallow and self absorbed I loved her And I loved her even for knowing how horrid she had been There was so much development and it all rang true WHICH MADE THE ENDING EVEN WORSE You know what Oliver? I don’t feel bad any for thinking your Delirium was a pathetic piece of crap cashing in on the post Hunger Games dystopian YA craze Because at least it will prevent you from DESTROYING MY SOUL for however many years it takes you to finish writing your idiotically premised trilogy a society that hates love? Really? Really? Maybe by then you will have learned a lesson and not written such terrible terrible endings to what otherwise could be a five star level book I actually contemplated hurling this book at the wall when I finished it but it is 2am and I am a guest in someone else’s house and I don’t want to be rude Now I’m going to pretend that the ending didn’t happen and Kent and Sam live happily ever after and both go to college in Boston and show up happily married at Izzy’s high school graduation and everyone isn’t destroyed by grief because Sam threw herself into a truck for Juliet Don't think I can't Oliver because I've managed to half convince myself over the years that Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ends with Jen Lo and Li Mu Bai Yu Shu Lien happily married with beautiful babies and everyone hanging out and kung fu fighting together the real ending made me angry for days So Oliver when I think about this book in the future IF I THINK ABOUT IT AT ALL don't think I wont' half believe that Kent and Sam are happily married with beautiful babies AND MAYBE EVEN KUNG FU FIGHTING I DON'T KNOW PS If you are masochistic enough to read the book after this review listen to “Only If You Run” by Julian Plenti on Days 5 7 It is awesome and if this ever gets made into a movie WITH A BETTER ENDING it has to be on the soundtrack Addendum Okay I’ve calmed down a bit and got some sleep and now am coherent and less blindingly angry And I’ve figured out why the ending bothered me so much it was a cheap trick Partly because it feels like Oliver’s response to those who will identify this as Groundhog Day meets Mean Girls which it totally is but in a good way The ending seems to scream “It might be like those movies but look how much deeper this is The main character dies