If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw that I read this book yesterday. Devoured is a better word! I had a gut feeling that I would enjoy this book- and I was so right!
Before I Fall is about a teenager named Samantha Kingston who has everything. She does normal popular-girl high school things like parties, etc, but one night on the way home from a party, Sam and her friends get in a car crash. Sam dies that night, but she wakes up the next morning- or the previous morning anyway. She relives the day she dies 7 times. Every day is different, and she has to decide why this is happening to her. Is she supposed to save her own life?
This book examines a lot of big questions in a subtle and bearable way- life after death, popularity, relationships…. I would say that I loved this book, but I didn’t. I really liked it, I would probably read it again, but it’s not one of my favorites. I think the subject matter in this book kind of turned me off. I am not a huge fan of death (obviously!)but also lots of drugs, drinking, smoking, and crazy parties. There was just a huge amount of these things and they were impossible to ignore because they showed up on almost every page.
I did like the realistic voice of Sam, she has the same feelings and worries as the typical teenage girl. You could say that this is a bad thing (and it sort of is at the beginning) but by the end, she is way more deep than you expect.
I think this is a book every young adult fan should read! Now I really want to read Delirium and I downloaded a sample on my Kindle! As always I’ll keep you posted- I should be getting a bunch of good books into the library soon! I’m already tingling with anticipation 🙂