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With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.

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Before I Fall
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Before I Fall
March 23rd, 2014
Good read. Not as emotional as some online reviews. Worth the read though
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Before i fall
August 30th, 2013
Good book but also very sad
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Holy crap that was good.
May 3rd, 2013
Absolutely could not stop reading this. Frustrating, enlightening and hopeful all wrapped up in a glorious little book. So happy I read it. Not the happy go lucky ending I would have hoped for but it.makes sense.
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Lauren Oliver - Before I Fall
January 2nd, 2013
A good book. It was slow at parts, but other then that well written!
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