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 V_bansal2912 » 24 Feb 2016, 08:47

I was a little skeptic about this book before, but once I started reading it...it was impossible to keep it down...every single moment that I was free...I was reading it. It has an awesome concept and actually makes you realize that every single action has a reaction....

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Post by hsimone » 29 Feb 2016, 10:43

I forget how I heard about this book, but when I did I immediately added to my to-read list. I was not disappointed! I really enjoyed Before I Fall, and I'm sure there are others that haven't read it will enjoy it, too! :)
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Post by BridgetteGrace_ » 29 Feb 2016, 21:11

Lauren Oliver really did it with Before I Fall. I love that this book makes you go through questions about real love, death, how one person's life really can effect you. It shows how one day can turn your whole life upside down and how if you even make the littlest difference it will change everything.

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Post by MatthewAlexander » 05 Mar 2016, 12:48

I agree, I wasn't big on the Delirium series either. Before I Fall is such a heart wrenching book though. It's so real and easy to relate to, which makes it even more sad than it would've been. Not to mention there aren't thousands of other young adult books like it. I loved Before I Fall, I wish she'd write more books like it.
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Post by Sarah Penney » 06 Mar 2016, 11:49

I have read the Delirium series, and I too found it lacking. So that being said, I've been hesitant to even pick up Before I Fall. After reading so many positive reviews here though, I might just have to. It sounds like the general consensus is that it is much better than the Delirium series.
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Post by Sarah G » 07 Mar 2016, 07:33

I agree Samantha is not going to be anyone's favourite character at the beginning of the book, however Lauren Oliver really turns things around and before you know it, you start to care about the character you hate and begin to empathise with her. So we'll written.
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Post by Shelle » 08 Mar 2016, 11:32

Good job! You've all convinced me. I just downloaded the audiobook and look forward to listening immediately!
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Post by The_Venturas » 11 Mar 2016, 18:54

Wow, i should really give it a try :)
The other day, i saw a book entitled "Before i fall" in a bookstore. I wasn't interested in it, but now i want to read it

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Post by courtneyystorm » 23 Mar 2016, 01:26

I read this, enjoyed it so much I gave the book to my sister. She loved it more than I did.

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Post by emilyjune2011 » 24 Mar 2016, 08:00

Just picked this up at work, and am loving it! I haven't been reading much fiction lately, so it's nice to be able to get lost in a book again. Especially one that takes me back to high school!

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Post by KimHG » 24 Mar 2016, 21:00

I've tried to read Before I Fall a couple times before but I can't seem to get into it... However after reading all your opinions I'll try it once more. Let's see how it goes...

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Post by Mune » 27 Mar 2016, 00:11

I read the Delirium series, and I rather liked it, actually. This book took me a while to read because I am not fond of the "teeny bopper" crap, as I call it. I am one who gets up in arms about the snobbery, spoiled-ness, laziness, and entitlement of teens now a days and I though this would glorify it. Honestly, I am happy I did read it and actually enjoyed the book.
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Post by sonipat » 02 Apr 2016, 04:03

That's also able to missing.

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Post by Insomniac07 » 06 Apr 2016, 07:45

I think so, especially teens. The story shows how each decision we make affects everyone around us. Each day she only altered a few decisions but it leads to a drastic change. Sam could have lost all her friends and slept with her teacher or got to know other people better. These are things I think we should all keep in mind and think about more often.
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Post by CLRogers90 » 11 Apr 2016, 00:01

I've heard so many good things about this book. If I can find it in my local bookstore then I'll definitely have to add it to my reading list.
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