Before I Fall is the story of Sam, a popular mean girl. One day after a party Sam dies, only to find herself reliving that same day seven times.
For about the first half of the book I couldn’t stand Sam. She’s selfish and mean so so mean. However, by the end of the book she’s grown so much that she’s almost an entirely new person – someone who I was rooting for. This is not a book I would describe as great – it can be frustrating at times – but it was worth reading.
Immediately after finishing this book I watched the movie version. Not a good idea. So much of the story was completely dropped in the movie. You don’t get to hear Sam’s inner monologue, you don’t get to really know her, to know her guilt. Skip the movie, read the book.
My Rating: 2.5/5