Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
If you could only live one day over and over again what day would that be? And what happens before you die: does your life flash before your eyes, do you see a light at the end of a tunnel? This is what Samantha Kingston is thinking just as her best friend Lindsay flips her car over on a rainy night on the way home from a party. Samantha thinks she has died-but she wakes up and realizes it's the very same day that leads up to the accident. For seven days, Samantha relives the same day over and over again. Samantha doesn't know why she is reliving this day, but as time passes, she learns new things about herself. By the seventh day, she realizes there is only one way to save herself: she must also save someone else. If you enjoyed Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Jenny Downham's Before I Die, you'll also enjoy reading Before I Fall. Recommended for ages 15-18.