Sunday, June 19, 2011

Before I Fall

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: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day 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.

Now this is a book you can not live through life without reading. This is the most touching book I have ever read, it left me breathless, it is defiantly up there on my favourites list. 
Before I Fall is a book about a girl who dies in a car crash, that final day repeats itself seven times, she has a week full of chances to create a perfect final day. But with every mistake she tries to correct comes along another consequence. She has to decide what is best for everyone and not just herself. She learns with each mistake she makes but as she does she loses another chance. She had to take sacrifices and do things against her own will so that other people will be okay once she is gone.
This story is heartbreaking, but it is reality and it will touch your heart and leave you with tears in your eyes. It is not just a story this book is a lesson, within its pages you will learn to be grateful for the life you live, the people who love you, the people you barely notice and everything you have; things you may not even think about, tiny objects you take for granted. But after all you can not take anything with you when you go, you can not take anyone, only memories and your only exsistance in the world will be through others memories of you. So how would you want to be remembered?
I recommend this book for everyone. It will teach younger readers to appreciate what they have and it will remind older readers what life is really about- love, your family- not work and money.
Lauren Oliver is such an inspirational writer. To me she is like David Beckham to footballers; some sort of icon. I have recently read her book Delirium which is just as touching as Before I Fall, her writing has so many lessons to teach. So go out and buy her books, they are truly breathtakingly amazing.

Before I Fall will remind you why you get up in the morning.

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