Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Wednesday Book Recommendation

Before I FallBefore I Fall by Lauren Oliver


My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I had a hard time getting into this book at first...it was a slow start for me. BUT a friend of mine finished it and raved about how good it was, so I kept reading.

SO GLAD I DID! (And thankful for good, wise friends!)

I became hooked half way through the second chapter and honestly couldn't put it down. I love when a book does this. (NOTE: There are only seven chapters and the first one is a doozy.)

BUT you know what's even better? When a book makes you think AFTER you're finished. When you can't stop thinking about the relevance of the story. It did that, without me realizing it until the very end. I still think about it.

There's a very thought provoking, moving, relevant message submerged in this story and I think it's one we could all benefit from reading. This book makes you think about the kind of person you are and the kind of person you want to be and what kinds of things in life can hold us back and change everything.

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Has anyone else read this?  What did YOU think?

*take care*
kristi

3 comments:

  1. Love the Fall background. Perfect time of year for it. And well, you know my deal with Before I Fall. Glad you got through it! I've heard from others it really makes you think. :)

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  2. Nope i have not read it... and might not ever get around to it.

    but thx for the review, at least it made it to the waiting list.

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  3. YAY for Maple leaves!!!

    I'm still not sure about this book... I'm sure I'll get around to it one day... but it's not laying around in all of my TBR piles just yet. ;)

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