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Before I Fall
Before I Fall | Lauren Oliver
With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.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 isuntil 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.Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Samantha Kingston is living the last day of her life seven times 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.

#GroundhogDay 🔁 #ItHadToBeYou 💖

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 📚 8mo
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Lacey.shanel
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It was a captivating story. I could not put the book down because I just wanted to know what was next. The end of the story, makes you feel something. The book is emotional but by the end you will feel a satisfaction and a new appreciation for your own life. This is a great read. The movie doesn‘t compare to the book, but do they ever? 🧐 #review #worthreading #emotional #appreciatelife #riveting #mustread #booksarebetterthanmovies #YA

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If I had written this rewiew 200 pages ago, it would most probably have been a so-so. I felt it was a regular #groundhoundday type of story. But there was a twist I hadn't seen coming that made me hooked to the book until the end. Great #YA book. Totally worth it if you like the genre.

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Tera66 Great picture! 1y
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la_rose_noire
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We are finally getting temperatures warm enough to start reading outside. Yeah! #lunchtimereading #underthesun #spring #perksofworkingfromhome

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la_rose_noire
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I've got so many books on my TBR that it was a difficult choice. But here's what I was in the mood for on this beautiful #Easter sunday. 🐰

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LokiDokey
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"so many things become beautiful when you really look"

Blueberry 💚 2y
Crazeedi When you see with your heart💗 2y
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LokiDokey
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"A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your secrets."

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Denise!! Thank you for this sweet birthday happy!! This one has been on my list for a while! Can‘t wait to read it!! 🎊🎉📚❤️🥳

#LitsyLove

Dcueto Enjoy!!😘😘😘😘 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Dcueto I will!! Thanks so much!! ❤️ 2y
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Lovesbooks87
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I listened to a couple chapters of this on audio and I don‘t want to listen to it anymore.

#bookspinbingo space 2

Megabooks I bailed too. 2y
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Eggs Beautiful 😥 2y
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Mehso-so

#36
I loved Lauren Oliver's book called VANISHING GIRLS, but I feel disappointed with this book.

Victoriahoperose I liked Vanishing Girls a lot too. This one was okay, but not my favorite. I thought the repetitiveness got to be too much. 2y
bookaholic1 @Victoriahoperose my thoughts exactly 2y
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Kshakal
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Eggs Love it 😍 2y
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sblbooks
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Panpan

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I know this book is supposed to make you think about how your actions affect other people, which is good but this book was not for me. I was not in the mood to relive High School. While I suppose it's realistic, I don't think it sets a good example. I think listening to it on audio made it worse. Next time I'll stick to historical YA. #TripleSpin. @TheAromaofBooks #YAApril @megnews

ravenlee I‘m never in the mood to relive high school! In fact I have a recurring nightmare in which I have to go back to school, as an adult, because I didn‘t complete some requirement, and I keep screaming that I have college degrees and shouldn‘t be here. 😬 2y
sblbooks @ravenlee That would definitely be a nightmare, if I had to go back to school. 2y
Texreader @ravenlee I‘m certain I‘ve had that dream a time or two. It‘s dreadful! 2y
TheAromaofBooks haha great review, but I feel like I can give this one a miss!! 2y
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Loved this book and how it makes you think about life and the choices you make. Sam was extremely well written. 5/5
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My current read.

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abookdragonsretreat
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The idea of this book has been used over and over again, yet somehow the author managed to recreate the idea and fit it into something completely natural, that the book feels oddly supernatural. Once again a meaningful book that definitely gave me a new perspective of life. The character development is unbelievable, and the movie even does justice to the book so I would reccomend that as well.

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ErraticElle
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Finished Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver as my final read of the #NEWTsReadathon2019 and I‘m still swooning over it three days later. You guys. All. The. Feels. Two thumbs way up.

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Maddeline
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Love the cover❤️❤️❤️read this at the airport four months ago

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Amiable
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I normally do not read YA (read this for a reading challenge). This one was rather thought-provoking, however. A popular high-school senior is on her way home from a party when she dies in a car accident. But then she wakes up again the next day…and the next, for an entire week. Each day she has an opportunity to see how her actions affect the lives of others around her. It‘s kind of like the plot of “Groundhog Day,” but for teens.

wildwoodreads I adored this book. I read it several years ago when I was still in high school and I still think about it. I‘ve read several of Lauren Oliver‘s other books as well and none have disappointed. 4y
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“I shiver, thinking how #easy it is to be totally wrong about people—to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it‘s the effect or vice versa.” 
#QuotsyNov18

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Hated the ending 👎🏽 SPOILER: I can accept death as an ending, but I need it to be hopeful and this one wasn‘t hopeful enough. I needed to know what happened to Sam‘s friends and family and Juliet.

Zelma Not being snarky at all, but you might want to add the spoiler tag to this. 4y
AileenRR @zelma How do I do this? 4y
AileenRR @Zelma wait! I just found the button 👍🏽 4y
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They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happens for me.

I see only my greatest hits. The things I want to remember, and be remembered for...

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tracey38
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1. Before I Fall
2. Bacon
3. Allison Brennan
4. Big Bang Theory

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Big Bang 😊💖 4y
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MaggieCarr
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Bailedbailed

Life's too short to spend it on books that don't wow me. Ditch.

bhmurray What made you DNF this book? 3y
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Listening through the Libby App while cleaning. Added bonus? Checking off another book in my TBR stack while getting part of my to-do-list done. #bookaddict #books #AmReading 📚🧐🎧

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LoverofLit
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Mean Girls meets Groundhog Day spun this story of a vapid, teenage girl who changes over the course of the book, reliving her last day alive. While there were some beautiful quotes in this, it was way to angsty and too much kissing for my liking. Which is saying something because I love my YA! Only 3 stars from me on this one, sadly.

Also, there were some trigger subjects in this book I wasn't expecting and it caught me off guard.

TaylorMay I completely agree with your review. I read it quickly but was not impressed. I didn't even bother with the movie. 4y
Kaylamburson I had no idea there was a movie @TaylorMay but I definitely wasn‘t a fan either. 4y
TaylorMay Yeah they did one I think last Feb or so? It came out around the time of a few other YA adaptions. It did help when I read something explaining that the different days she lived were her going through the stages of greif. I appreciate what they were attempting but it's always hard when the main character isn't likeable. Which to me she wasn't 4y
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sammisho This was on my TBR this year for #pop18 and didn't make it past the first chapter. 4y
LoverofLit @TaylorMay and @Kaylamburson I'm glad I was not alone in not caring for it. It has pretty good reviews, both the book and movie adaption, so I was surprised! 4y
LoverofLit @sammisho I had no idea! This is why we are best friends 😘 4y
sammisho @LoverofLit i wished i had know you we re reading this! I could have save you 4y
LoverofLit @sammisho Well it knocked out the same topic (I'm guessing) on my #pop18 so I guess it wasn't a complete waste! 4y
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LoverofLit
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I love starting a new audiobook on a Monday. Gives me a happy feeling on a tiresome first day of the week!

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Nessaj27
Bailedbailed

I couldn't go ahead. It seemed. Like a childish book.

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AudieLee

Maybe next year, but probably not.

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books.and.fluff
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Mehso-so

“And I guess that‘s when it starts to hit me: the whole point is, you do what you can.” Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
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I always enjoy Oliver‘s writing, and even though I liked this book, I did find it very repetitive.

On a side note, look how cute this picture is. 😍

bg_reads What a cute photo! I always have a hard time buying books that have a face taking up a lot of the cover. I find it creepy, for some reason! 4y
books.and.fluff @cbwaug I do admit, it is a bit of a creepy cover. But it was $3 so I wasn‘t going to complain. 😂 4y
bg_reads @books.and.fluff I get it! Ha! Some things are just unavoidable. It is so hard to walk away from a price like that! 4y
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StephanieGeiser
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this but I found myself slogging through just for the sake of finishing it. In the end, I found the narrator annoying and didn‘t care about any of the characters or what happened to them. My mind was made up to bail when I started listening to the next audiobook in my queue and was much more engaged than I had ever been in this story.

Kaylamburson I felt the same way! 4y
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sanita_i
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One of the favourites, so easy to read, well written. Just a must because after this book you might look at things maybe a little different

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I actually want to rate this 3.5 but that‘s not an option. I think it was a good read and I was involved with the main character. I just didn‘t care for the ending. Maybe it‘s me. I don‘t want to spoil it or anything but it was s good book. It made me think. Every decision you make whether it‘s a good or bad one has consequences. Smiling at a stranger could change that person‘s entire day. We need to be more aware of how we treat people.

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This is my first read of April. I finally used my TBR jar!! 😍😍😍😍

monogamist_reader Cool idea!! 4y
KirstieE Love this idea ! ❤️ 4y
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When I picked this book up, I was a bit skeptical. How on earth can you make a book interesting when it is just repeating the same things over and over again. I had read a few other Lauren Oliver books, and I enjoyed them, however I wouldn‘t say that they were my favorites. To my surprise, the book had my attention cover-to-cover. The only thing I didn‘t appreciate was that the main character seemed slightly underdeveloped. 4.5/5 stars!

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OneCent76
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This was an interesting book. A teenage version of groundhog day. The main character made lots of bad choices once she knew there were no consequences but finally learned to change that behavior. Decent book. Read for 2018 SWON TRC.

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Ava_Weasley
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This book is just so beautifully written. I stumbled upon it on Goodreads and randomly picked it up. It really opened my eyes as to how we randomly label people as freaky or wierd without actually knowing them. And it's all about going back and doing the right thing. I definitely recommend this to anyone who has no clue what they want to read next.

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