The ending - spoilers

Discuss the February 2016 book of the month, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
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Re: The ending - spoilers

Post by Lara1412 » 10 Apr 2016, 16:14

I understand why the book had to end that way but still I would really like it if she lived. And also I wonder what kind of a person would she end up being for the rest of her life if she survived.

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Post by mmandy38 » 19 May 2016, 00:15

hsimone wrote: 3) This is an interesting thought - leading Kent on knowing that it was going to be her final day. I didn't really think too much about this, but I do agree that it wasn't fair or right for Kent. Now, it's going to be that much harder to get over her.
5) I would hope that Sam didn't die in vain. I'm hoping that since she saved Juliet's life that Lindsey would approach her and maybe rekindle their lost friendship.
I'll admit that when I finished the book, I hated the ending. I wanted Sam to be alive and finally have her relationship with Kent and be an all around better person because of her reliving that dreadful day. Your comments have given be a new insight to this though.
I hope that Lindsey and Juliet either rekindle the friendship or at least Lindsey apologizes and makes Juliet realize that her life is worth living. I do feel horrible for Kent though. He just found out that she actually likes him too when she's taken from him.

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Post by AmySmiles » 24 Apr 2018, 06:31

I hated the ending. I wanted everyone to survive at the end and figured that she would relive it until she did.
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Post by FilmStar » 11 May 2018, 09:23

Me too. I didn't read the book but when I saw the movie, I thought after she sacrificed herself, she was going to wake up to the next day. But I guess they couldn't do that because if she pushed her out of the way and they both lived, she would probably just repeat the day over again like other times. I guess the whole point was that she needed to make a sacrifice to show that she learned from her mistakes. I just feel bad for Kent that he finally got his kiss from his all-time crush just for her to die.

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Post by AmySmiles » 01 Jul 2018, 10:09

I was disappointed that Sam died but I came to the realization that she finally started caring about others and therefore chose the option where she was the one to die in the end and the others lived. I felt in a way she was brave for choosing that route. But maybe I was just thankful that she finally chose a route for it to end. I got a little tired towards the end of the book, but it was written excellently.
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