Sunday, March 28, 2010

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

What a great story this was, I tore through it practically non-stop and finished it in less than 24 hours!

Before I Fall tells the story of a girl who dies in a car accident on the way home from a party. But somehow, miraculously, she gets a week's worth of chances to relive that day. And let me tell you, she needed to...she was one of the popular girls at school and we all know that entails a certain level of bitchiness. It's very interesting to see how she decides to live each day as she keeps getting chances. And very interesting to see if she grows as a person and how her decisions affect her fate.

This is definitely the kind of book that makes you examine your own life and look at the choices you make. If you knew this was your last day, how would you spend it? Would you do things differently? Would you have regrets? Would the people you love know you loved them? Would you try to be a better person?

So often we act as if we have all the time in the world. This book reminds us not to take this precious life we have for granted. HIGHLY recommended.

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

This sounds really interesting-- I may read this over the summer if I get the time.