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Before I Fall

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver See the full review on my blogThe first chapter is full of all the popular high school girl clichés of being a total bitch, having a boyfriend you are about to have sex with for the first time and just thinking you are the best thing since sliced bread, so to say. I inwardly sighed upon the first chapter, hoping that it wasn’t like this the whole way through – it most definitely wasn’t, and it was nothing like I thought it would be generally either. This is a book to make you think, this is a book to make you value your life and those around you a little bit more than you did.Throughout the book, as Sam is reliving the very day she dies, she starts seeing things in a different light to how she would be prior. She sees the beauty in things, she sees how her behaviour has affected different people. All this emotion and realisation is written in such a beautiful way that makes it hard not to take parts of it in mould it into your life – it’s just wonderfully hard-hitting, if there ever were a relevant oxymoron for the description.First impressions: This is going to be an awful high school chick lit, I can see it. Final impressions: Absolutely brilliant and emotional. Do not judge this book on face value, or the first chapter because it gets so much better than that.