Jason Coursey Coursey itibaren Căscioarele, Romanya
** spoiler alert ** I am happy to say that Before I Fall is definitely one of my favorite books that I have read so far in 2012, and surprisingly, Sam Kingston, the main character in the story, has also become one of my favorite fictional characters ever, because of her flaws, her mistakes, and her regrets. When I first found out that Sam is going to live through her last day seven times again, I was a bit skeptical because I did not want to be bored by the same routine. But Oliver has mastered the art of revealing secrets bit by bit. Every single day is very different and every single day Sam has grown a bit. I wonder if every one of us will have the chance to relive our last day for seven times, and I wonder what kind of changes I will be realizing that I need to make. To be more exact, just like how Sam has figured out in the later part of the book, it's not really about making changes, because one good thing you do will always have the possibility to lead to one bad thing, and sometimes ironically one bad thing you do may counterintuitively lead to a good thing to happen too. Sam has taught me that, possibilities are endless in life, and there may even be hundreds of parallel layers of your life embodying all kinds of different possibilities going on simultaneously. There are always mistakes to be made. There is not always a tomorrow to correct them. There is no way to live a perfect life, but you can always try. I think this is a very unique book because of how it is carrying so much weight and so much sadness but in the end is able to deliver the most important element -- hope. I admire Sam for how she is able to embrace herself, her past, and her regrets. I also admire her courage to go through the same pain and fear over and over again, trying desperately to fix things and even continue to try when she knows that certain things cannot be changed. I love her for how she has accepted herself and her friends. I don't necessarily identify so much with her but I can definitely relate to her. We have all gone through similar scenarios mentioned in the book during middle school and high school. Even if we were not the bullies or the bullied, we had been witnesses. Sam is definitely one of the characters that I know of with most flaws, but I still adore her nonetheless. I think this is a book that teaches so much about different aspects of our lives. It sounds unbelievable but this fiction has made me rethink about my life and how I should value every tomorrow, because you can never know when would be your last.