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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Re: People are missing out if they haven't read Before I Fal

Post by Gravy » 06 Feb 2016, 02:31

I'm trying very hard to find a physical copy of this book, so far...no luck :(
I'm hoping to find one before the month is out.
Wish me luck!Image


I guess I wished myself luck :lol:
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Post by gali » 06 Feb 2016, 02:37

Gravy wrote:I'm trying very hard to find a physical copy of this book, so far...no luck :(
I'm hoping to find one before the month is out.
Wish me luck!Image


I guess I wished myself luck :lol:
Can't you order it from the library? Good luck! :)
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Post by Gravy » 06 Feb 2016, 02:43

gali wrote:
Gravy wrote:I'm trying very hard to find a physical copy of this book, so far...no luck :(
I'm hoping to find one before the month is out.
Wish me luck!Image


I guess I wished myself luck :lol:
Can't you order it from the library? Good luck! :)
Oh! If only it could be that easy! :lol:
Or if I could read longer texts via ebook (currently around 200 hundred pages is my limit, and I don't actually know why :eusa-think: ).

I may be late, but I'm very curious about this book, now :tiphat:
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Post by gali » 06 Feb 2016, 02:48

Gravy wrote:
gali wrote:
Gravy wrote:I'm trying very hard to find a physical copy of this book, so far...no luck :(
I'm hoping to find one before the month is out.
Wish me luck!Image


I guess I wished myself luck :lol:
Can't you order it from the library? Good luck! :)
Oh! If only it could be that easy! :lol:
Or if I could read longer texts via ebook (currently around 200 hundred pages is my limit, and I don't actually know why :eusa-think: ).

I may be late, but I'm very curious about this book, now :tiphat:
Why? The book isn't new. :eusa-think:

I can't read on my pc/cell as well, but enjoy reading on my kindle (short & long books) very much.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by Gravy » 06 Feb 2016, 03:14

gali wrote:
Gravy wrote:
gali wrote:
Can't you order it from the library? Good luck! :)
Oh! If only it could be that easy! :lol:
Or if I could read longer texts via ebook (currently around 200 hundred pages is my limit, and I don't actually know why :eusa-think: ).

I may be late, but I'm very curious about this book, now :tiphat:
Why? The book isn't new. :eusa-think:

I can't read on my pc/cell as well, but enjoy reading on my kindle (short & long books) very much.
I'd never heard of it before :oops:
(I may live under a rock :shhh: )

So, after becoming book of the month, I decided to finally see what all the hullabaloo was about. Normally, I then understand what others see in the book, but am not particularly inclined to read it, but this one caught me :lol:
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Post by gali » 06 Feb 2016, 03:16

I meant why isn't it easy to order it from the library. 8)

I understand your interest. :)
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Post by Gravy » 06 Feb 2016, 05:03

gali wrote:I meant why isn't it easy to order it from the library. 8)

I understand your interest. :)
Oh :doh: :lol:

Mostly it's just easier to go the cheap, used book route, if I want something quickly.

(Like I said, I live under a rock :shifty: )
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Post by rssllue » 06 Feb 2016, 05:39

You just like being difficult. :P
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Post by Gravy » 06 Feb 2016, 05:46

No, I don't, but I often think the universe does :lol:
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Post by TrishaAnn92 » 09 Feb 2016, 08:09

I thought it was unique in it's plot but I wouldn't go out of my way to say people are missing out if they hadn't read it. The only reason I read it was because it was book of the month.
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Post by bookowlie » 09 Feb 2016, 10:15

I agree. I wouldn't go so far to say it's a must-read book or that people are missing out. I thought the writing was very good, but I can't say the story was fabulous.
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Post by TangledinText » 09 Feb 2016, 14:15

I agree. I love how the author got us to hate then empathize with a character I wanted to hate because I could see her as my past bullies.
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Post by aparsons » 10 Feb 2016, 19:49

I agree with so many of you. This isn't normally the type of book I lean towards reading, but I agree that the character development was a really nice twist. I will have to start looking for more from this author!
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Post by Momlovesbooks » 11 Feb 2016, 07:49

I haven't read this book yet, and have mixed feelings as to whether I should. I've heard great things about it, but on the other hand, have also heard it's hard to get into and some readers don't like the ending. That, in itself, makes me jump to conclusions about the ending and how I'll feel about it. I guess I should read it and let the book speak for itself. What is the general consensus - read or not read??

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Post by anonanemone » 11 Feb 2016, 09:34

I think the general consensus is that even though most of the characters are not likable, the writing is very well done which makes it worth the read. Once I got past the beginning part, I read through the rest of the book pretty quickly.
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