Book Review VI.

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Title: Before I Fall

Author: Lauren Oliver

Publisher: Harper

Publication Date: 2010

Edition: 2011

Pages: 469

Special Features: None

Summarization: Samantha Kingston seems to have it all: popularity, a loving boyfriend and a seemingly perfect future. Everything changes in the blink of an eye when she dies in a car crash but then magically wakes up to find herself reliving the same day over and over again. As Samantha tries to untangle the mystery of a life derailed, she must also unravel the secrets of the people closest to her and discover how the power of a single day can make a difference.

Review: If you liked the movie Ground Hog Day, you’ll enjoy this version just as much only in teenage form with heartwarming lessons. The result of Samantha Kingston’s death repeating over and over with the same day being told could seem like a drag, but with the little changes she makes, she realizes there is more to her death than it seems.

If you want to read and re-read this story over and over you’ll surely end up enjoying the lesson that Samantha learns. At first you don’t like the character herself, but soon you’ll come to realize that she is that way for a reason.

-H.S

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