Before I Fall
After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself.
AgeAdd Age Suitability
happyfantasy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
bookgeek101 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
Orange_Ape_3 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Orange_Cat_155 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over
shellynaj thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Heart97 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 18
BookFaerie27 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
RichardWei thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over
niether thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
mz_charlene thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
SummaryAdd a Summary
We get to know Sam and her friends at the beginning of the story, leading up to a crash that takes Sam's life. You have to be patient as you are introduced to them because they are not likeable at all. Just when you think you've had enough of them, they are in a deadly crash. That's not the end of the story, though, only the beginning. Sam goes into a sort of sleep following the accident and awakens to relive her last day. Will changing something along the way lead to a different result? She tries, and tries again, and again. In fact she gets numerous attempts to "perfect" her last day, hoping she can make the most of her life...and her death if she can't undo the accident. The story line is addicting and suspenseful. and as each "day" passes and Sam begins to get things right, the question that has been looming in the back of your mind since the end of the first chapter--What will happen to Sam?--becomes more and more urgent. My main issue is that the bullying was not... `properly' addressed throughout the book. It's mentioned and there are little things that happen that sort of mock Lindsay and her crew, but there is no overall sense of punishment, and I hate that. Especially for people who are so out and out horrible. I wish that as a final stand Sam had stood up to them a little more strongly and kind of put them in their place other than her random remarks here and there. I also wish there could have been some more time between Sam and Kent, more for him then for her to remember. Oliver is skillful at wielding suspense and heartbreak, making you think hard about the value of your own life and actions. Before I Fall is a haunting and beautiful book. It will float around at the back of your mind long after you've read it.
The back: What if.. What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High-- from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, Febuary 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day 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.
NoticesAdd a Notice
Frightening or Intense Scenes: The ending can be very intense for some. One characters fate is very sad and can make people upset.
Sexual Content: Sam wants to lose her virginity and have many innuendos.
Coarse Language: The characters swear very much in this book and Sam thinks it very much, too.
Sexual Content: innuendos, losing virginity is part of storyline
Sexual Content: main character is focused on losing her virginity, willingly puts herself in situations that would enable that; talks/jokes about sex and prophylactics with her friends
QuotesAdd a Quote
Its weird how much you can know someone without knowing everything.
Hope keeps you alive, even when you're dead, it's the only thing that keeps you alive.
If you repeat something enough, you can almost make yourself believe it.
"Afterward I lock myself in the bathroom, warmth tingling from my fingertips up to my head, and try to memorize exactly how I look there, in that second. But after a while all of my features seem like they're just hanging there, like something I'm seeing on a stranger.
"Parents should guide their childrens and support them."
“I hate both of my parents right now: for sitting quietly in our house, while out in the darkness my heart was beating away all of the seconds of my life, ticking them off one by one until my time was up; for letting the thread between us stretch so far and so thin that the moment it was severed for good they didn’t even feel it.”
"I vowed after that day that I would be your hero too, no matter how long it took"
The thing is, you don't get to know. It's not like you wake up with a bad feling in your stomach. You don't see shadows where there shouldn't be any. You don't remember to tell your parents that you love them or--in my case-- remember to say good-bye to them at all
They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me.
Find it at TCCLLoading...
Please keep in mind that some of the content that we make available to you through this application comes from Amazon Web Services. All such content is provided to you "as is". This content and your use of it are subject to change and/or removal at any time.