Before I Fall
They say 'live every day as if it's your last' - but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't. The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all. But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you'd want to change...?
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.