What if you lived again and again the same day? What if that day was the day of your death? What if you were a mean high school girl? What if this was the end?
Samantha Kingston dies but then wakes up at the day she died. Everything is the same, everything is sharp and stressful because she knows that tonight, she will be dead.
I liked the promise of this book, the ability to live the same day a number of times and see how things can change with the slightest change that you do. What if I was late? What if I was not? I always wondered what can be done differently each day and so the concept of this book was appealing to me. There is a mystery in living the same day over and over because you realize that it's never the same day.
It was really good to see Sam changing in a matter of days, turning from bad to good, from naughty to mean. And even if the books takes place in one day it was not dull. This story is well written and interesting, pointing out to us about the things we take for granted. Like breakfast at home, family and friends. It's true that we are superficial and self-centered and Lauren Oliver reminds us that nothing is given. It's a book worth reading for sure.
I expected the book to end like it did and it couldn't end any differently. There is a lesson to be learned even if it's too late. Right?
Here are a few quotes I loved:
"A good friend keeps your secrets. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets."
"It's weird how much you can know about someone without knowing everything."
"Maybe when you die time folds in on you, and you bounce around inside this little bubble forever."