Book: “Before I Fall”
Author: Lauren Oliver
(I don’t usually like to include spoilers but this review required it!)
I took a chance on this book, it’s not something I would usually read but the movie trailers led me to it. I was curious to know what all the hype over the movie was about.
We all know the books are always better and I’m not heading to the movie theater anytime soon.
I was a bit disappointed with this one. The story is good but it felt like it dragged a little, it was too descriptive and I didn’t need to waste the time to read the same exact words over again on Sam’s second day of waking up dead. I hate to use the statement “too descriptive” when describing a book, but it was wordy.
I think the relationship between Sam and Rob needed a little more time. It would have been a tad more heartwrenching when they finally call it off for good.
To me, it just felt choppy. Plus I believe Sam’s character could have been saved, at least during one of her “do-overs”.
Sam’s relationship with her three best friends seemed so shallow. If the author developed a more meaningful picture of the four or them, I don’t think the ending would hurt as much. Sam should not have been the one who ended up dead, if you ask me, it should have played out that those deserving on that fate should have bit it.
But, I’m not the author and it doesn’t matter what Isay
However, the premise was sweet and the idea of making things right is much needed in today’s society, so if the movie follows the same line, I think it will be a winner.
Read the book before you see the movie and let me know what you think! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.