I was skeptic about this book because I hated Delirium, but this gave me a better look at Lauren Oliver.
I was really into this book, it took me two days to read and was worth it. I thought Sam was a great thought out character. I thought her friends were a little too shallow and easily predicatable at times, but in the end I liked it.
Sam reliving her last day sevn times started to get annoying after three times, but then once Sam began to change I liked her once more. By the third time I was thinking up ways she could make it stop and I was getting annoyed at her for nor figuring them out until later on. I didn't expect the ending, though, and it was pretty good.
The character I had both the most sympathy for and most related to wazs Juliet Skyes. She was more of the stereotypical emo, but I still liked her a lot. I'd like to know more about her, but I know Sam would never be able to know so much since she barely knew her. Sam's boyfriend was a jerk and definitely the guy I liked least, so from a one to ten scale he'd easily be one and Juliet would be a ten. Sam woulkd be an eight because I liked Kent, he gets a nine and a half because at times he did seem to stalk Sam.
I wish the book had shown a few things of what might happen, what if Sam did stay up all night? Would she continue going on and on in her last day for eternity? I like open endings and such, but this left me wondering.
I give this book a solid three stars because three stars isn't always a bad thing and was much better than Oliver's other work which I won't mention. . . .
Fair warning: Some may be uncomfortable with how Oliver mentions death.