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Before I Fall Audiobook

Before I Fall

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Publisher's Summary

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death - and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

Cover Art © 2016 Open Road Films. All Rights Reserved.

©2010 Lauren Oliver (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Oliver, in a pitch-perfect teen voice, explores the power we have to affect the people around us in this intensely believable first novel...This is a compelling book with a powerful message and should not be missed." (Booklist)

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    Lindsay S. Nixon 03-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Devoured in 3 hours. Captivating and beautiful"
    What made the experience of listening to Before I Fall the most enjoyable?

    The reader's voice brought Sam to life; gave it a real; memoir-like quality.


    What other book might you compare Before I Fall to and why?

    If I stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman


    Which character – as performed by Sarah Drew – was your favorite?

    Sam


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Sam starts seeing Lindsay's reality.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a quick YA read, and you could boil it down to "Ground Hog Day meets Mean Girls" but it's a wonderful, captivating "Coming of Age" story with fantastic insights into the world and how we never really see the full picture.

    MOVIE: The movie (out now) is also the best screen adaption of a book I've ever seen. There was only one small change (the teacher part happens with the boyfriend instead) which I thought made more sense and made the story better. Overall though it was a beautiful adaption and really enhanced this fantastic book.

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    Ashley Freeman 03-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow, I feel like crying"

    I actually hoped that the ending wasn't actually going to end that way. I wanted her to be able to not only save Juliet but herself as well. I can't wait to see the movie adaptation of this book!

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    Pati 03-04-17
    Pati 03-04-17
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    "Narrator made this a great listen"

    This is teen-age drama but the narrator had me hooked. the story reminded me of Mean Girls with and a little of Lovely Bones for the ending. I recommended this to my 17 year old. A huge lesson for readers, you just never know what a person is going thru.

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    Elise Zilber 03-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Forever one of my favorite books"

    The story is epic. Sad and beautiful and hopeful. It breaks me and lifts me up every time. Sarah Drew's performance is so animated and emotional, it really does the characters justice.

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    Jayme Chapman 03-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "very odd"

    I'm still trying to decide whether I like it or hate it. either way it's definitely not on my absolutely love list. completely strange. there is so much detail throughout the entire book up until the very end leaving you unsatisfied.

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    Amazon Customer 03-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great performance"

    I honestly don't see the point of the book although it is entertaining. it's interesting yet odd. i just never got an ahha.

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    Kris Costa 03-01-17
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    "Just make it past the beginning, it's worth it!"

    I thought the beginning was a little "teen drama" and almost stopped listening. I'm so glad I stuck with it!

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    destenipadron 02-28-17
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    "Amazing"

    This book is o so great! I can't wait for the movie! ! ! 💞

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    bonnieshores 02-27-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Mean Girls meets Groundhog Day"

    Lauren Oliver has just become my favorite author (well, tied with Laini Taylor). While I recently read the Delirium trilogy, which I very much enjoyed, this book absolutely blew me away. The main character, Sam, takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride, as you're privy to her raw honesty, as harsh and ugly as that can sometimes be. I found myself disgusted by many of her and her friends actions, while simultaneously remembering some of the stupid and unkind things I did back in the day. Ouch. This is an amazing and extremely well written story that anyone who likes to read (any genre) would enjoy.

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    Maria M. 02-27-17
    Maria M. 02-27-17
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    "good book"

    I loved it. It somewhat depicted the life of a teenager. the recklessness of teens. I think it could of used some educational tips to help prevent suicide. I think with this day and age there should always be a helpful and hopeful side to avoid giving teenagers ideas.

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