Sneek Peak Saturday: Before I Fall

Before I Fall
By: Lauren Oliver

Pub date: March 2nd, 2010

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: 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.


They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that's not how it happened for me.

To be honest, I'd always thought the whole final-moment, mental life-scan-thing sounded pretty awful. Some things are better left buried and forgotten, as my mom would say. I'd be happy to forget all of fifth grade, for example (the glasses-and-pink-braces period), and does anybody want to relive the first day of middle school? Add in all of the boring family vacations, pointless algebra classes, period cramps and bad kisses I barely lived through the first time around...

I've heard only amazing things about this book and am beyond excited for it's offical release coming in 2010. If you'd like to read the remainder of the excerpt posted above, you can do so here. Feel free to visit Lauren Oliver's website as well.

Also, on a semi unrelated side note, I have to apologize for my sudden lack of reviews :(. I work in retail part time and due to the Christmas season, it's been super hectic. When I do have free time, I usually just feel like sleeping haha. Anyways, I am reading, just at a slower pace than before.


  1. I absolutely want to read this so bad. I like these kind of novels, the tear-jerker ones. I've heard this is one of them, and I just can't wait to get it! :D

  2. This sounds like a great book. I just adore the cover!

  3. High School meets Groundhog Day. :-) This sounds really good! I will be looking for it.

  4. I'm totally pulled into the plot of this book....I can't wait until you read it to let us know if it's a thumbs up or down!

  5. I am intrigued by the plot as well. I hope it is as good as it looks to be.

  6. This sounds really interesting! I'll have to check it out

  7. Love the Groundhog Day-esque plot of this one. And what's at stake makes it all the more intriguing.




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