NEGATIVE 5000000 stars
Here’s the thing: you know when everyone and their third cousin twice removed is talking about how AMAZING a book is and everyone just oooohs and ahhs and swoons and then runs out to Barnes and Noble or Amazon one-clicks their way into the latest ‘must-read’? You can be one of two people in this dire situation: you are either like me and gag on your latte before you deign to read something so overly obsessed with (TWILIGHT) when everyone else is reading and will wait until the hype dies down before reading said book in secret OR you can be the already mentioned one-clicker. Doesn’t matter which path you chose as long as you read the book eventually. ANYWAYS, I finally got around to reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (what I should say is I finally attempted to read but lets not get too technical) and let me just say I’ve never been the type of person to hate something simply because everyone loves it, so not my style but good freaking grief Lauren Oliver you make me want to be that person! Earlier this morning I forced myself through Kindle 20% of BIF and mentally committed suicide too many times to count. Seriously one of the most obnoxious, painful reads I’ve ever encountered. The reviewers on Goodreads talked about this book as if it were all the rage, an emotional rollercoaster that would have me cryin a river and feeling guilty about any unjust behavior towards my fellow man, one reviewer even said that if you dared to dislike this book you have no heart. Well I’ll be damned, I must be the cruelest, vilest, Grinch in the world because I ABHORRED this book and might have even burned it if I owned a copy. THANK the book Gods that I rented this from the library because if I would have paid for it I might have cried more than a river. That is all.