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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/743I was really excited about reading this because I *loved* Delirium. But I honestly had a hard time getting through this one, and it was so disappointing. Re-living the same day seven times was a little excessive. I wanted to put it down, but I soldiered through.The ending brought tears to my eyes, so I am glad I finished it. But the nice ending wasn’t enough for me to really enjoy the book.Sam managed to learn a lot of lessons throughout the book – about life, love, and happiness. Her character development is pretty amazing – but the other characters fall flat in comparison. And frankly, I disliked all of them for most of the book. Sam’s clique was the popular crowd – and they were mean to those who were less popular. Yes, by the end of the book Sam learns how terrible that is – but it doesn’t change the things she and her friends did – the things her friends will continue to do.It’s just really hard for me to like a book when I dislike the characters.