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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
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Jan 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: teens
Read from January 08 to 17, 2011

Stellar YA fiction. Sam Kingston, A thoughtless member of a high school's crew of mean girls dies in a fiery car crash and must relive the last day of her life over and over, a la Groundhog Day. Was massively impressed by how Oliver manages the technical feat of revisiting the same events multiple times without losing reader interest, the depth of compassion in her characterizations, and the believability of Sam's journey of personal growth or whatever. Plus, book contains tons of scandalous and realistically described anecdotes of high school shenanigans, good writing, and a big heart.

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