People are missing out if they haven't read Before I Fall

Discuss the February 2016 book of the month, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
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Post by Rogozinskia » 01 Feb 2016, 19:43

Interesting alternative to making the reader sympathize with traditionally over-looked or under trodden characters. You've made me curious!

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Post by Thimble » 02 Feb 2016, 00:44

I have only read this book by the author and I really enjoyed it. Maybe I'll try out the Delirium series as well when I get the chance.
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Post by YUKI » 02 Feb 2016, 02:00

I read the Delirium trilogy and I thought it was alright, but I wasn't really in love with it. However, I've often found that I like the less popular and lesser known books by famous authors than the really big, hyped up titles. It was the same way with "twilight" and "the host". So I am feeling rather intrigued to pick up before I fall. :wink2:

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Post by falloutlunartic » 02 Feb 2016, 16:22

I'm not sure about this book because I don't like paranormal books or ones about the dead coming back to life, but I don't know if this is or not? Help?
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Post by Dlincoln » 02 Feb 2016, 16:34

I read Before I fall a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. It was definitely worth the read!

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Post by Paliden » 02 Feb 2016, 18:10

This reminded me a lot of Groundhog Day. Seriously though, the change in Sam from beginning to end was great.
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Post by tnewman13 » 02 Feb 2016, 18:59

I thought the concept of this book was great. I am still uncertain that reliving the same day over and over, only to have her still die was to my liking, but the characters were relatable and likable.

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Post by Thimble » 02 Feb 2016, 22:50

falloutlunartic wrote:I'm not sure about this book because I don't like paranormal books or ones about the dead coming back to life, but I don't know if this is or not? Help?
This is not very paranormal. It's more like Ground Hog's Day, where the same day is repeated. The main character doesn't get zombified or anything like that.
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Post by Alwhitbeck » 03 Feb 2016, 04:51

I'm really restricted in the books that I can read. I wish I made enough money to buy all the books I want to read, but it is simply not possible. I'm limited to books that are free on amazon or library books. I've been discouraged lately because all the BOTM's are not available at my library.
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Post by sk9214 » 03 Feb 2016, 04:52

Such a good book!

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Post by bookowlie » 03 Feb 2016, 09:09

Alwhitbeck wrote:I'm really restricted in the books that I can read. I wish I made enough money to buy all the books I want to read, but it is simply not possible. I'm limited to books that are free on amazon or library books. I've been discouraged lately because all the BOTM's are not available at my library.
This book is widely available in the Young Adult section in most U.S. libraries.
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Post by gali » 03 Feb 2016, 09:09

Alwhitbeck wrote:I'm really restricted in the books that I can read. I wish I made enough money to buy all the books I want to read, but it is simply not possible. I'm limited to books that are free on amazon or library books. I've been discouraged lately because all the BOTM's are not available at my library.
This book isn't new, and I am sure it can be found at most libraries. 8)
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Post by stoppoppingtheP » 04 Feb 2016, 15:45

falloutlunartic wrote:I'm not sure about this book because I don't like paranormal books or ones about the dead coming back to life, but I don't know if this is or not? Help?
I also don't usually like paranormal books, I often just find them lame. However, some books are written artfully so that the paranormal activity doesn't ruin the essence of the story. This is definitely one of those books.

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Post by anonanemone » 04 Feb 2016, 17:18

Looks like our local library has a copy in the YA section. I'll probably go check it out in the next week or so. :D
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Post by Lorirainbowbright » 05 Feb 2016, 11:11

I haven't read it yet. I am just not sure if I would like it. Maybe if I find it at our library I will try and read it. Also I have so many other books that I really need to read and review for another website that I go onto.

-- 05 Feb 2016, 20:05 --

So I found a copy from my online library, so I went ahead and download it. Just started it and I am on 3% in the book. Don't have any opinion yet on the story. So far I don't care much for Sam.

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