I myself am a teenager, and i was very surprised at how realistic this book is. It is one of the few books that shows how hard being in high school really is. The plot line is beautiful and i could see Sam the whole time in my mind. I must admit that i did cry at the end, but i am so glad that i bought this book. It is a must read for any teenage girl in high school.
I started out HATING the main character and all of her friends. Had to keep reading it though as this was a book club assignment and I just wanted to get through to the end. I love most everything I read so at first it was a struggle but as I kept listening it was getting a little better and by the end I was actually hoping she would live unlike at the beginning where I just wanted her and her friends to die.
If you can get past the first two or three chapters this is actually a good book. Not for everyone though. Definitely not for Young pre-teens. It's more a book for someone over 16.
I don't think I'd have read the print version to the end, so definitely.
The concept of how Sam chooses to live out each repeated day. Least interesting? How tacky her choices were.
Although her voice was a little squeaky and too earnest at times, she had fantastic inflection and a really compelling tone.
No, I only finished it because I'd already bought it.
The story left much to be desired, and the ending was a let down.
Short, Simple, No Spoilers
Pure dribble. Idiotic nonsense. Would return, but it's a BOGO. If you like intelligent, witty YA, do not listen to this one.
i like the differences between each day
you were in the moment
the details. color and sound . the beautiful writing is really showcased by this reader.
I only have two vices in life, wine and my audible books. I will cut you if you try to take either one from me!
Had my Attention!
It was a different kind of book.
Sam, of course
She kept reliving the same day over and over, and each time, she had a different and new perspective on the events that were unfolding. It was like a life time of 'lessons' that we learn and finally grow up she had them all in a week's time frame. How many times do we wish we could 'go back' knowing what you know?!
This story starts out with a very harsh look at teenaged friends. Lots of drinking, lots of sex and lots of bullying. The main character relives the same day over and over again in order to correct some of her mistakes. What I found most interesting is how her perceptions of what was going on with others was often so off the mark and how actions have consequences that aren't always predictable. Sarah Drew is a terrific narrator and brought the story to life.
Sarah Drew is one of my favorite narrators. I chose this book because of her and was pleased with my choice.
This book was placed on the Summer Reading list at the school I work at and I think it's a good choice. I hated the characters at the beginning, but it seemed I was supposed to, so I kept going to see how things would evolve. I'm happy with the book, and loved the narration. It would be a good book for those new to Audible. It would also be a good book for a parent and teen to read together as it would bring a lot of important topics of conversation up in a relatively non-threatening way.
Love to read and listen to books. I prefer detective stories, but also read some sci fi.
I have only listened to this book; however it was very nice.
When she finally gets it. She realizes that even though her friends may be shallow, they still have some redeeming qualities and they have reasons for the way that they behave. she believes that there is still hope for them.
Sarah put alot of emphasis into the story, thus bringing out the feelings of the listener.
I did not have an extreme reaction. I did laugh at one point and I was very sad several times through out the story. I also was angry with Lindsey and the girls for their snobbish ways.we
This is not my normal type of book but it was well worth the listen.
Just have to say. I borrowed this audio from the library and I loved it so much I had to buy it for my collection!!! Let me start off with the narration. AWESOME! Sarah Drew did it again. She is one of my favorite narrators! Lauren Oliver, you blew me away! This book/audiobook was beautiful, moving and heart wrenching. Oliver's writing grabbed me and pulled me in. Yes, this was something of a "teenage groundhog day" but with a very needed message for our youth. (I wish this book was written when I was in highschool.) I think this is an awesome book for all teens to read. Oliver does a wonderful job conveying high school life and the repercussions brought on by thoughtless and negative actions towards others. Sam, a highschool senior, is made to live her last day alive over and over again in order to find out what really matters in life and what matters to herself. Oliver has you loving and hating almost every character at one point or another in this emotional roller coaster of a story. I was angry and repulsed. I laughed and cried. I was in love and I hated. In the end I was reminded to pay attention to how I live my life and treat those who are in it. With a word, look, touch or action we can inspire or break a life. Truly life influencing.