What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-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 had ever imagined.
Holy cow. Oh holy, holy, holy... It has a certain Mitch Albom (The Five People You Meet in Heaven)- and Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones)-like feel to it, doesn't it? Plus, you should read what power-YA authors such as Carolyn Mackler and Jay Asher have to say about Before I Fall on its Amazon page. Can it get any better than that? I mean, without gushing: seriously?? I have a feel that Lauren Oliver's debut book will be the next big thing in YA lit, and now I'm all the more excited for when I get to read it.
P.S. You should all check out Lauren's blog here. And no, I'm not making some sort of paid service announcement; it's because Lauren is about 45 kinds of wonderful and her writing is really that interesting to read. So step on it!
Before I Fall will be published by HarperCollins on March 2, 2010, and oh my goodness, I just realized that is more than half a year away. Darn.