Overall Rating and Opinion of Before I Fall

Discuss the February 2016 book of the month, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
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Re: Overall Rating and Opinion of Before I Fall

Post by Hawkite » 06 Feb 2018, 15:55

I read Before I Fall because I loved Lauren Oliver's Delirium trilogy, and I have to say it did not disappoint. A real and painful depiction of high school life like 13 Reasons Why, but with way better writing and more developed characters. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys the genre.

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Post by Snrains13 » 15 Feb 2018, 10:20

I read this a while ago, and with it's popularity rising again I am reminded that it had a good idea, but I didn't really care for the book that much because I found it to be a bit juvenile. At the same time, most of her work is so that is to be expected.

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 31 Mar 2018, 07:55

I highly enjoyed the book. Most of the characters were infuriating and reading about the same day back to back could become dull, but I felt after finishing the work that was the point. We all fall into a pattern and connect with people in one way or another, we all know or have been Samantha or Juliet or someone else in the story. I think Lauren Oliver forces you to consider that with this book. I didn't mind the overall ending, but I think it could have been written a little longer and used clearer language. I felt I understood it, but wondered if I was wrong in my understanding. It felt slightly, for lack of better phrasing, ambiguous.
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Post by ocmdw » 02 Jun 2018, 09:31

I felt this novel had a clichéd ending, which was disappointing as the storyline felt as if it were building up to something, yet it collapsed. I would have liked to see a future for the protagonist.

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