Choices (The Butterfly Effect)

Discuss the February 2016 book of the month, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
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Choices (The Butterfly Effect)

Post by Heathernross26 » 11 Jun 2017, 00:17

Many times while I was reading this book, which is beautifully written, I often thought that choices we make have an effect on not just ourselves, but anyone. Juliet was a victim of everyone elses cruelty. How many Juliets do you know? If you had to relive the same day and the outcome was always the same until you realized that it wasn't you that needed saving but someone else, would you sacrifice your life? It is unfortunate that she couldn't see the errors in her ways until it meant death for her.

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Post by kislany » 20 Jun 2017, 09:27

I haven't read this book yet, but I have just read and watched The Butterfly Effect, so this post caught my attention. I love this idea of trying to change the past to fix something as often as you can, without actually knowing the results of your actions each time.

However if you realize that it's not you that needs to change, but the other person, I guess the point would be moot? I mean if you keep doing the same thing over and over again, you will get the same result over and over again...

Off to check out Before I Fall, it seems like a book I'd like to read real soon.

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Post by AmySmiles » 31 Aug 2018, 09:54

That's a hard question. I would like to think that I would do the right thing if it came down to it. I enjoy life and want to live it, but I could sacrifice my life for someone if I felt like they would accomplish good in their life.
Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.
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