Today's post deals with the life of a teenager turned upside down, inside out, and left somewhere to be picked up later....well, if she has a later. Let's get down to business, shall we? Today's book of choice is....
Before I Fall
Have you ever passed the proverbial train wreck and felt the guilty need to look keep on looking even as you pass by? I mean, you know that things are not going to be pretty...heck more than likely are downright messy.....and yet you have this in-born desire to know, to see, to connect in some way with what you are witnessing? It's human nature. The curiosity that kil......well, you know. Our questioning ways get the better of us from time to time and BOOM.....we do something that later is somewhat regrettable. Or maybe we don't act on that draw, that feeling and something else all together and utterly different occurs....one just never knows. Such is the case with life and with chance. Life is full of chances. Chances to do right and wrong. Chances to raise our voice and to silently slip away. The problem lies in knowing which option, which chance is the right one at the right time.
Samantha, our main character and party girl extraordinaire, is living what should be the best day of her life…that is until a tragedy that is all too common occurs. Partying, drinking, speeding, and driving….all elements combine into a life-altering event that sends our dearly departed Sam into the land of, well…the departed. Or does it? *BEEP*BEEP*BEEP* What is that annoying sound? *BEEP*BEEP*BEEP* An alarm clock? That’s right. You my friend have just entered the “Groundhog Day” zone (as in the movie). For the next seven days, or rather 24 hour-type periods, Sam gets the joy of reliving her final hours all the while trying to figure out the what and why of her situation. Seriously, would you really want a chance to redo a day in your life? Absolutely! But SEVEN times….there must be a reason for this or at least a way out! From the everyday issues of fights with your best friends to boyfriend troubles, to the serious topics of suicide and mental stability, her story is filled with all the bumps in the road life can offer. Can Sam find a way to break this cycle once and for all? Does she even care enough to? What other secrets might she uncover along the way? You’ll have to read it to find out…. (Hehe…you didn’t think I’d ruin it for you now did you?)