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Before I fall

Before I fall

Oliver, Lauren

A bestselling summer read as heartbreaking as The Lovely Bones and as gripping as Jenny Downham's Before I Die. **Now a major Netflix movie starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley** 'Tender, funny and raw' Marie Claire'A clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel' Daily Mail 'Compelling and poignant, a truly memorable read' Closer 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...? 'This book will take your breath away' She 'A beautifully written and outrageously weepy tale' Daily Mirror

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Published Hodder, 2010
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Details

ISBN: 1473654785, 9781473654785

Author note

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her achingly beautiful first novel, BEFORE I FALL. She followed that up with DELIRIUM and then PANDEMONIUM - the first two books in her compellingly addictive trilogy. The eagerly anticipated final book in the Delirium trilogy, REQUIEM, will publish in Spring 2013.

She is also the author of two novels for young readers, LIESL & PO and THE SPINDLERS, delightful, scary and magical novels that are certain to become modern classics of children's writing. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (www.twitter.com/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LoveDelirium).

Reviews

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||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||'Beautifully written, compelling and poignant, a truly memorable read' *****
Closer||A book to fall in love with
Bella||Poignant . . . This tale of second chances will have you clinging on to your Kleenex
Now||Moving and thought-provoking
Woman||Gossip Girl meets Groundhog Day
Grazia||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||Tender, funny and raw
Marie Claire||A pitch-perfect Groundhog Day/Lovely Bones hybrid
guardian.co.uk||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||Brilliantly written, gritty, deep and compassionate. I couldn't give it a higher recommendation!
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