We are-two crazy teenagers-Raven and Beez and on this blog we hope to enlighten you with our hilarious comments on the countless books we have read ;)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Beez: Before i fall 
Lauren Oliver

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: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.
The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times 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.

This is one of the books that is soo spectacularly good that it leaves me speechless. This is actually the second time I'm reading this book. The last time i remember sitting in front of my laptop and just wondering what to write. No words felt apt to describe this book.

Now that I've read it a second time, I'm simply amazed. I can't believe i forgot how good a book this was. Even though it was my second time round i was so engrossed and hooked. 
All i can say is- amazeballs!

Samantha Kingston is a popular girl who is obsessed with her popular life and is a little more than thick.  Then one normal day, she dies. 
But instead of it hanging there and there, she relives her last day 7 times.
In these 7 days Sam learns about the things that matter, people she loves and about saving herself. She has the chance to fix things, to make things right and say the final goodbyes. 

This book is artistfully written. Its written in a beautiful breath taking and painful way. Lauren Oliver has created a piece of magic here. In  a strange way you end up looking forward to more of Sam when you started off with a dislike of her. This book leaves you with tears in your eyes.

This book is not a cliche or some stupid book that you can easily predict. There are so many sides to this book. We come to know how Sam is, her secrets, her insecurities, her friendships, her fears. You learn in depth about the other characters like Lindsay, Izzy and Kent.
There are parts in this book that will make you want to rip of Samantha' hair and be proud of her too. 
Sam grows up in these 7 days more than in the past 17 years of her life. She learns so much about life, about how her decisions affect the world around her, about how it isn't always about her 
and how to let go.

The place for my favouritest character is a tie between Izzy and Kent. There is no reason on why anybody wouldn't love Izzy. Saying goodbye to Izzy was one of the hardest parts for me in this book.

I liked Kent from the starting of this book. I though he was so cute in a dorkish way. Also i absolutely disliked Rob and Mr. Daimler. 
Kent on the other hand was so cheesy in a flirty way and what struck me most is that even after Sam shows no interest in him and further insults him, he still has that adorable smile on and never stops trying. 
Plus he draws weird cartoons for the love of it.

My thoughts on Lindsey are jumbled. While i didn't like her, I didn't hate her too. I like how she is with Sam and that deep down all four of them (Ally, Elody, Sam and her) are a family.She has her insecurities and is a mean bitch but Sam loves her, all flaws included.
The part i don't like about Sam's clique was that they were the epitome of mean girls. They make fun of all the others with no reason and just living in their bubble and getting away with anything. How Lindsey made Juliet Skye's life a living hell even with their past is just super selfish and heartless. With Anna Cartulo also they just gave her hell for nothing. They don't know them yet they do it because they have to take it out on someone? 
I also hate people's attitude towards them. Its just pathetic!
Even though it may sound mean i actually agree with Lindsey on the fact that Juliet Skyes never stood up to herself. Even though i know Sam and her friends were terrible people for torturing her, Skyes just took it. She never fought them, she just took it and lived with it. To her i dedicate this song, Brave by Sara Bareilles. 

From these 7 days i have to say the ones i enjoyed the most was the day where Sam is a total bitch and the day Sam spends with Izzy. By this time my heart was in a wrecking condition and i was unable to do anything but think about it.

Saying goodbye has never been harder. 
On the last day, Sam tries to take in every tiny detail, every thing looks spectacularly beautiful to her. She wants to take those memories and secure it forever. Her friends, their crazy and drunkness and their group hugs especially the part where Lindsey says "Love you all to death" and they all say back, "And even after."
Kissing Kent for the last time, squeezing Izzy for the last time, talking to your parents for the last time, saving Juliet Skyes....
Just one mind blowingly fucking fantastic book.
Not even 0.0001 less!
I cannot stop thinking abut this book, I just can't help wondering what is going to happen. How her death is going to change them. 
I can only imagine, Juliet Skyes, learning to stand up for herself.
Kent, being heart broken and sad but thankful too.
Lindsey, becoming a better person, being nicer.
Anna Cartulo, confused and hopeful.
Elody and Ally sad, tearful and still loving her even after...

Lots of love and hot chocolate with marshmallows

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