By Lauren Oliver
What in the event you basically had someday to stay? What may you do? Who could you kiss? and the way some distance might you visit keep your individual existence?
Samantha Kingston has all of it: appears to be like, attractiveness, definitely the right boyfriend. Friday, February 12, can be simply one other day in her charmed lifestyles. in its place, it seems to be her final.
The seize: Samantha nonetheless wakes up the subsequent morning. dwelling the final day of her existence seven instances in the course of one astonishing week, she's going to untangle the secret surrounding her death—and become aware of the genuine price of every thing she is at risk of wasting.
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Finally, when Amos disappeared around the corner, Dad relaxed. He took his hand out of the bag and smiled at Sadie. ” Sadie pushed away from him and crossed her arms. “Oh, now it’s sweetheart, is it? You’re late. Visitation Day’s nearly over! And what was that about? ” Dad stiffened. He glanced at me like he was wondering how much we’d overheard. “It’s nothing,” he said, trying to sound upbeat. “I have a wonderful evening planned. ” Sadie slumped in the back of the taxi between Dad and me. “I can’t believe it,” she grumbled.
That couldn’t be what he was talking about, could it? The cabbie swerved onto Great Russell Street and screeched to a halt in front of the museum’s main gates. “Just follow my lead,” Dad told us. ” I was thinking that Sadie never acted normal, but I decided not to say anything. We climbed out of the cab. I got our luggage while Dad paid the driver with a big wad of cash. Then he did something strange. He threw a handful of small objects into the backseat—they looked like stones, but it was too dark for me to be sure.
She was only six, two years younger than me, and they couldn’t keep us both—at least that was their excuse for not taking me. So Sadie was raised as a British schoolkid, and I traveled around with my dad. We only saw Sadie twice a year, which was fine with me. [Shut up, Sadie. ] So anyway, my dad and I had just flown into Heathrow after a couple of delays. It was a drizzly, cold afternoon. The whole taxi ride into the city, my dad seemed kind of nervous. Now, my dad is a big guy. You wouldn’t think anything could make him nervous.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver