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Before I Fall

From the bestselling author of Panic, soon to be a major Amazon Prime series

Lauren Oliver



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Hodder & Stoughton
01 January 2011
Sam Kingston is dead.

Except she isn't.

On a rainy February night, Sam is killed in a horrific car crash. But instead of seeing a tunnel of light, she wakes up in her own bed, on the morning of the same day.

Forced to live through the same events the drive to school, skipping class, the fateful party she struggles to alter the outcome, but wakes up again on the day of the crash. What follows is the story of a girl who comes of age in a matter of days. Who discovers, through heartbreaking insights, the consequences of her every action. Of a girl who dies young, but in the process learns how to live. And who falls in love . . . a little too late.
By:   Lauren Oliver
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   249g
ISBN:   9780340980903
ISBN 10:   0340980907
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 January 2011
Audience:   Young adult ,  12+ years ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Before I Fall: From the bestselling author of Panic, soon to be a major Amazon Prime series

'Hugely moving and gorgeously written ... an extremely clever and well-written novel that is ultimately uplifting.' -- Heat 'Beautifully written, compelling and poignant, a truly memorable read' ***** -- Closer '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

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