To be totally honest I only picked up 'Before I Fall' because I needed to read a book by an author with the same first name as my own for a reading challenge. I read a lot, and I like to think my taste runs across a fairly broad spectrum. But at first this book seemed like a departure from my usual tastes. I do read young adult novels but more often then not I am left unimpressed as these books can sometimes miss the mark and end up being very juvenile.But at the end of the day/night. (I read the book in one sitting.) I loved the characters and hated them and myself a little for liking them... it was great! This is so much more then your average YA novel and I can't wait for Lauren Oliver’s next book!