before i fall


PUBLISHER: Harper Collins


DATE PUBLISHED: 25th October 2010


PAGES: 470







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.






This is a book that needs to be read by all. The underlying tones of the effects of bullying and personal growth. The main character, Samantha, is a popular girl in high school who dies in a car accident one night and the next morning wakes up in her bed finding that the day has begun over again.

Sam’s character really grew through the repetition of days where she was able to comprehend the consequences of her actions and slowly develop into a better person. The events of the day play out again and again and one can even see the stages of grief being played out over the days, from anger, bargaining and acceptance.

This is a really important book about a topic that broaches a hot topic. Bullying is all too prominent in society. The perspective of a bullier and not someone being bullied is a unique way to view this type of literature.




Keep Calm and Read On,



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