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YA, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Contemporary Fiction reviews.

Before I Fall

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver I had a hard time relating to Sam. She is the exact opposite of what I was in high school – kind of obsessed with her status, and knows where she stands and how to use it to her advantage. I guess I am still holding on to a little bit of that bitterness that even though I didn’t really care about not being popular, the fact that the popular kids were able to get away with anything and everything really got on my nerves. The things she hates are the things I love, for example Kent in his bowler hat and checkered shoes – totally making my 15 year old self swoon. However, even though I wasn’t a big fan of Sam, here story kept me turning the pages and I was interested to see how she changed with each day...

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