Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really thought this book was thought provoking and did like it but I just couldn't give it a higher mark.
I liked Sam's progression from the beginning to the end and while I didn't agree with her choices they made since for a teenager to make. The growth that Sam makes isn't too over the top and I soo wanted the book to end differently than it did but I understand why it ended that way. I really didn't care for any of the characters except for Kent who I thought was adorable. There was also an ICK factor for me in this book. This is the second book that I have read that has a teenager get into a relationship/encounter with a teacher. While realistically this does happen I just don't like to see it or read it in books. The other book a House of Night book stopped me from reading the rest of the series. I am not a prude I read a wide selection of books but being a teacher it is just a hot button for me.
For parents there is mature subject matter that middle and high school students would normally have access to so please be aware for younger readers.
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