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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
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Mar 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: bought, swapped
Read from April 18 to 21, 2011

I was going to give this only 3 stars, but what pushed it higher was Lauren Oliver's amazing writing skills. She has a way of making the simplest of things sound cool, innovative, different. And makes them have more meaning. Her writing is a beauty to behold, but the storyline was not bad either!
This was a book very much about death and also very much about life.
The build up towards the end was so much fun to read. It was really interesting seeing how Sam's outlook on life changed as she lived that day over and over again. And the best way that was conveyed was through Oliver's incredible writing. They way she described exactly how Sam felt, and all her memories - the descriptions were beautiful and full of meaning.
I found myself wishing like crazy to have someone like Kent in my life, and also to have amazing best friends like Lindsay, Elody and Ally.
Before I Fall is filled with life, love, friends, family, death, but mostly life. :)

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