This was so easy. BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver.
BEFORE I FALL is sort of a Groundhog Day for the new generation, and I adored it. I know I’m not the first (and won’t be the last) to praise Oliver on her writing abilities–but this story had me pretty captivated. Sam dies in a car wreck and she is stuck repeating the last day of her life. I loved how, even though Sam was going through similar things each day, no two days were the same. Each day shed new light on the characters, the plot, and by the end, everything comes together in a pretty satisfying way.
If I’m being honest, the ending sort of annoyed me. Like I said above, it was satisfying, but I just didn’t like it. Well, that’s not the right phrasing either. I did like it. I just didn’t… like it. There’s no other way to explain my feelings about it without spoiling things, so you’ll just have to accept that I am being ridiculously contradictory.
Have you read BEFORE I FALL? How’d you feel about it? What was your favorite read in November?