Before I Fall
With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.
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.
Before I Fall is now a major motion picture Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley. Named to numerous state reading lists, the novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.
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As compelling as The Lovely Bones and as memorable as Jenny Downham's Before I Die, this will become a word-of-mouth phenomenon.
'Hugely moving and gorgeously written ... an extremely clever and well-written novel that is ultimately uplifting.' -- Heat 'A very sophisticated novel ... Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth ... a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel' -- Daily Mail 'Beautifully written, compelling and poignant, a truly memorable read' ***** -- Closer 'A book to fall in love with' -- Bella 'Heartbreakingly good ... Up there with Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, it'll make you want to hold close the ones you love and never let them go. Impossible to forget.' -- News of the World 'A thought-provoking and compelling story that is brave and insightful for a new author' -- Sun 'This book will take your breath away' -- She 'A beautifully written and outrageously weepy tale.' -- Daily Mirror 'Moving and thought-provoking' -- Woman 'Tender, funny and raw' -- Marie Claire 'A pitch-perfect Groundhog Day/Lovely Bones hybrid' -- guardian.co.uk 'Gossip Girl meets Groundhog Day' -- Grazia 'Poignant ... This tale of second chances will have you clinging on to your Kleenex' -- Now 'This is very special ... It's full of 'what ifs' and raw emotion' -- Sarah Broadhurst, The Bookseller 'Take the concept of Groundhog Day, add stunning prose and layers of emotional development, and the result is a book to fall in love with over and over again' -- Daily Record 'Beautifully written' -- Daily Record 'BEFORE I FALL is amazing, fantastic, a groundbreaking debut.' -- www.wondrousreads.com 'BEFORE I FALL is beautifully written; brave, sincere and very addictive. It captures the essence of high-school brilliantly, and will have you laughing, crying and philosophising. I wholeheartedly recommend BEFORE I FALL. The best book I've read in the last year.' -- www.novelicious.com 'A startling piece of writing that is utterly believable and beautifully told... If you only read one book this year, it should be this one.' -- www.thebookbag.co.uk
Lauren Oliver was previously an editorial assistant at a publishing house in New York. A graduate of the University of Chicago and the MFA program at New York University, she is now a full-time writer and lives in Brooklyn, New York. BEFORE I FALL is her first novel.