Book & Movie Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be doing something different. I am currently taking a class called Literature Based Movies where we read books and watch the corresponding movie then analyze the two. We recently just finished Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and we went to see the movie. So today I am going to be doing a joint review of the book and movie!

Book

Publisher: Harper Collins
Date Published: October 25th 2010
Pages: 470
Format: Enhanced Edition Paperback
Genre: Contemporary
My Rating: 4 out of 5 bubbles
Goodreads Description: 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.

I actually really enjoyed reading this book. However, I thought it was slightly juvenile in writing style. I also thought the way the girls acted was not realistic. I felt like I was reading a Mean Girls book. Maybe I just go to a pretty good school  and we don’t have cliques, but I thought how mean the girls were was over the top. I did like the theme of the book though. Every little thing you do affects you in one way or another. It also brings to light that the smallest little thing you say to something can be the biggest thing in their mind so be careful in what you say and do. There is some mature content and a lot of swearing so I would recommend to a young adult audience

Movie

I broke the most important rule when it comes to watching movie adaptations; I watched the movie before I finished the book. However, I believe this was actually a good thing, I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole movie. I need to know what happened next and how the movie would end. I really enjoyed watching the movie, but I do have things I didn’t like. I felt like they were trying way to hard to be contemporary. The girls said BAE after every word. I mean I don’t know if it is just me, but I don’t think anyone says it that much anymore. Also the girls were a lot less mean in the movie, but A LOT more dirty. They also added things like snapchat into the movie which was okay, but not really needed. I overall liked it but it won’t be making it on my favorites list.

Happy Reading and Watching,
Bubbles ❤

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