Before I Fall ~ Lauren Oliver : Book Review // Excitement for movie (released on March 3, 17)

Summary: 

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 being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, 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 more power than she ever imagined.

Review:

Rating: 4 stars

Things I liked:

• The ending. Although the whole story reminded me of other books, the ending was unique and I love the moral.

• Character development. In retrospect, the whole point of the story was character development, and it was beautifully carried out.

• Kent. I was wayyyy more obsessed with this character than I was supposed to be. He was so unique, and so unlike other characters in YA novels.

• The literary references. Like how Sam uses her English class knowledge (page 44, last two lines, for those who have read the book). Also the Biblical allusions, which I missed in the beginning, but it all suddenly clicked near the ending.

• The writing style. It’s very poetic, and I love the basis on which the book has been divided.

Things I didn’t like: 

• It was kind of repetitive. I know that was necessary for the plot, but still.

• I wish this book wasn’t created along the lines of so many other YA novels. So many parts reminded me of If I Stay and Paper Towns. It was like John Green, David Levithan, Jandy Nelson and Jennifer Niven had a conference and cooked up the idea.

Overall

I am very excited to watch the movie. It looks much better than I imagined. Here’s the trailer if you still haven’t watched it:

https://youtu.be/f5hIJsdIQCc
This book is worth reading if you want a YA novel with a twist and a moral.

~ Sreepurna

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The Book to Movie Adaptation Quote Tag

So this is called obsession, guys. As you can see I’ve found yet another tag, this time at Read.Run.Study aaaaand I decided to do it! Have a look..

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Which author would you read anything, and I mean anything, from?

Colleen Hoover. I’m sure even her grocery lists must be interesting.

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Name a character you just want to punch in the face.

Caleb Prior from Allegiant. You all know why… No offense to Ansel Elgort, by the way- I’ll always love you..

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Which character from absolutely any book would you volunteer for if our world was anything like the Hunger Games?

Ivan Elbisivni from If You could See Me Now, and Patch from Hush, Hush.. Oh, and Finn from Switched. And Cedric Diggory :-(… Can’t let anything happen to these people.. *shakes head*

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Which scary book kept you up all night?

*waking up from a Four haze* Oh, yes the question.. Ummm, I don’t really read horror stuff but Gone Girl still keeps me up with scary thoughts and I keep suspecting everyone in my life 😛 I’m not AT ALL Dauntless..

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(yes, again)..

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Which character’s journey are you willing to take?’ 

*wiping tears after remembering Walk To Remember*

Anyways, I’d love to be Anna from

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Because I’m smart.. No one said the journey has to be difficult or Katniss-like.. Huh, and Etienne is so much better than any other hero.. (I am sooo confused between book boyfriends)..

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Which character do you hate but love?

I haven’t watched/read Ender’s Game, but anyways…

I can’t believe I’m admitting this buuut.. Christian Grey… No, I really hate him.. But why does he say those dialogues??? What is wrong with me??

And yes, I haven’t accepted Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey..

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Name a book that you lent out and it’s been awhile since you’ve seen it, and you would gladly take it back.

I lent out The Year I met You by Cecelia Ahern a few days back, but I want it back.. 😦

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Which book helped you get through tough times?

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Some quotes of this book are…. *sigh*

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Which character would you stand by with in a war till the very end?

That would be Percy Jackson.. 😀 I’d probably enjoy standing by him in a war!!

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Which character would you give Minny’s pie to?

Loved this movie, and LOVED this line!

I haven’t read or watched Twilight, but I know the basic storyline, and I HATE Bella… And Kristen Stewart made it no better.. And I can’t believe I’m wasting this wonderful line on BELLA…

and this is soooo true..

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No offense guys, I meant the extreme cases…

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