Before I Fall

Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last.

The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

It’s basically just Groundhog Day but for teenagers. Aside from the implied duplication of a previous movie one of the worst examples of bad taste is that as the author was using various examples to show how vacuous and self involved her characters were she felt the need to have the main character deride special needs students going so far as to claim they drooled in the cafeteria during lunch. It was incredibly insensitive as it was in no way needed as part of the story line and was overkill by the author. Having multiple family members who are classified as special needs students it was heart-wrenching to see yet another example of people like them being bullied even if it was in a literary world.

I can only hope that as this was made into a movie because they forgot Bill Murray already had a version out years ago, making fun of special needs students will be left out.

*synopsis and pic from

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