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April 19, 2010


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Sounds like an interesting read. I'm adding it to my TBR pile.


Thanks for the link to the reading guide. I loved Before I Fall when I read it last year, and I am thinking of getting my book club to read it too, just so I can also discuss it in a group!


Lauren is so great, as was Before I Fall. I'm so glad she wrote this guest post. It makes me want to start a book club. :]


I was recommended this book a few months ago - it definitely moved up my TBR pile after this interview. :)

Daisy Whitney

I completely believe people can change if they choose to and that is why I responded to Before I Fall so well -- because Sam CHOSE to change. Sure, you can say she had to. But she also chose to. She chose to make different decisions and to learn and grow and ultimately free herself from the person she was before and step into the new person she could truly be, even if that person only lived a few hours, or a day.


This sounds absolutely fabulous for my 13 year old niece. It seems the last month or so we have been discussing the difference between times we choose and times that are chosen for us. She is struggling a bit with making the right choices for her morally vs that in her group of girls. She and I are both avid readers so this will make for good discussions. I will be picking this up asap. So thanks!

nicole langan

Will add this to my must read list, thanks!

Jen-Girls Gone Reading

Great review...can't wait to read it. I am a teacher, so this theme really resonates with me. It seems as if we could have benefited from this kind of book as a kid, maybe even now too.

Going to buy it ASAP.


the book actually describes kent mcfuller as cute but in the video all I see is a plump guy trying to pass off as "kent mcfuller" and the house could be better by perhaps dimming the lights so it actually looks like a party and less like a normal room

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