Why did I love this book?
Before I Fall is the story off a mean girl forced to examine who she is and how she walks through the world. Samantha gets to relive the last day of her life—seven times—giving her a chance to discover who she really is. I love this story because Sam is an unlikeable protagonist done right. You cringe as you first come in contact with her, but by examining this one girl, you are reminded that we all have pieces of ourselves we might not want to see under a spotlight. Reading this novel, makes me aware that we all have depth and complexity within us. Each of us has insecurities, shining moments and most importantly—an endless potential for growth.
“It was never about saving my life. Not, at least, in the way that I thought.”