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 Shadowhunter123 » 14 Apr 2016, 14:47

Oliver uses her writing so well to demonstrate the controversial issues discussed in the book such as drugs, bullying, and popularity. I was so touched when Lindsay finally opened up to Sam about her past with Juliet. I really got to know the characters well as the day repeated. Amazing read!

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Post by mmandy38 » 19 May 2016, 00:31

I agree. I didn't really know what I was getting into but once I started, I was hooked. I couldn't put the book down.
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Post by micoleon13 » 23 May 2016, 23:28

Everyone has had such positive reviews on this book, I can't wait to read it, downloading it tomorrow!

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Post by Mares Nest » 04 Jul 2016, 10:44

I agree with the first post here, Lauren Oliver has made us relate to that snob in high school. She has opened her for us to see that she's human too, and all the rudeness is a facade. I'm not a fan of the Delirium trilogy, but I definitely enjoyed Before I Fall. It's has a fresh turn to it, and I love how the protagonists develops in the process.

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Post by Novelbound » 11 Jul 2016, 08:49

I read Before I Fall when it first came out. It was an amazing debut novel. I was absolutely blown away by it, and knew there was something special about Oliver. I actually do love the Delirium series also (well, maybe not the last book). I really need to read her other stuff too.

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Post by fari30 » 10 Aug 2016, 10:46

I agree that this book is overshadowed by her Delirium series. While various people have been telling me to read Delirium, only 1 person in real life recommended Before I Fall to me and they had just picked it up on impulse.
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Post by KacieLW » 25 Aug 2016, 16:56

I read this book and really enjoyed it. I read it before I read the Delirium trilogy, and at the time, didn't even notice they were by the same author. I didn't used to pay attention to the authors of the books, though I do now. I actually really enjoyed the Delirium trilogy as well as Before I Fall. I also recently read Panic by Lauren Oliver and I really enjoyed that one too, though not quite as much.
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Post by Nitram_tin » 24 Jul 2017, 16:06

I've not actually read it but from what y'all saying, I so wanna get down to it and read it

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 29 Sep 2017, 15:41

I haven't read this book but I've heard great things about it. Maybe I'll add it to my shelves. Apparently there is a movie out for it?

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Post by Mailis » 10 Feb 2018, 13:11

I have to give more Lauren Oliver books a try. I have read the childrens book Lisl &Po and I was expecting so much more from it to be honest. But maybe the older YA stuff might have more appeal.

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Post by BookishCoffeeBlog » 10 Jun 2018, 03:55

A couple of years ago I read the first half of this book and then, for some unknown reason, I stopped. I was actually really enjoying the novel so I still do not know why I stopped. I definitely want to restart it and then watch the movie. I am trying to wait to watch the movie until after I have finished the book.

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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Jul 2018, 10:01

I had a love hate relationship with this book. I loved it because it was so well written and had a great story line. But I hated it because I got tired of reading the same things over and over again. I kept thinking how many times do I have to read it?!
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