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Before I Fall (11 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780061726811
ISBN10: 0061726818
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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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Synopsis:

Whyd I do it? I suppose its the only question that really matters.

Seventeen-year-old Crow will stop at nothing to protect her younger sister—even if it costs her her own life. But then shes given a chance to come back and make things right. There are a few catches, though. First, she wont come back as herself. And before she can set things straight, shell have to figure out whats what—and things arent exactly as clear-cut as she remembered.

Powerful and hard-hitting, this is a compelling story about what it means to live your life—for your own sake—from an award-winning author.

Synopsis:

What if you only had 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: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times 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.

About the Author

Lauren Oliver is the author of Before I Fall, which ALA Booklist called a "compelling book with a powerful message [that] should not be missed." A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA program at New York University, Lauren is now a full-time writer and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Delirium is her second novel.

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Lieder Madchen, March 7, 2013 (view all comments by Lieder Madchen)
It took me a little while to warm up to this book. I love Lauren Oliver, so I was a little surprised when this started out as the story of a typical shallow party girl. I didn't like Samantha at all for the first few chapters, but then I slowly began to warm to her. By the end, I was almost crying.

The characters in this book are so flawed it was kind of painful to read at moments. As she relives the last day of her life over and over, she learns of secrets and sorrows that are hidden behind seemingly happy smiles. She also learns that her past actions have done more damage than she ever imagined.
It was fascinating to watch Samantha try to make everyone's lives just a little bit better before she dies.

The descriptions were such that it almost felt like I was watching a movie, I could picture the scenes so clearly. Every moment just played through my head, and the emotions hit me right in the gut. This isn't my favorite of Lauren Oliver's books, and it is not for anyone looking for a light, happy read, but it is a beautiful piece of writing.
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BookNerd23, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by BookNerd23)
This is one of my all time favorite books, and I read a lot of books. The concept is refreshingly original and will keep you guessing until the very end. The ending was not not at all what I expected and I definitely cried. I highly recommend this fantastic book.
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BookNerd23, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by BookNerd23)
This is one of my all time favorite books, and I read a lot of books. The concept is refreshingly original and will keep you guessing until the very end. The ending was not not at all what I expected and I definitely cried. I highly recommend this fantastic book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061726811
Author:
Oliver, Lauren
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Friesen, Jonathan
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Situations / Death & Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
Whyd I do it? I suppose its the only question that really matters.

Seventeen-year-old Crow will stop at nothing to protect her younger sister—even if it costs her her own life. But then shes given a chance to come back and make things right. There are a few catches, though. First, she wont come back as herself. And before she can set things straight, shell have to figure out whats what—and things arent exactly as clear-cut as she remembered.

Powerful and hard-hitting, this is a compelling story about what it means to live your life—for your own sake—from an award-winning author.

"Synopsis" by , What if you only had 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: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times 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.

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