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Question: Which book has inspired you to be a better person?
Answer: Hands down, Lauren Oliver's debut Before I Fall inspired me to be a better individual. It taught me to carefully pay attention to my words and actions towards others. It gave me a better understanding that our judgments and selfish needs can sometimes blind us from actually seeing a person for who they are. For a quick second, you could negatively touch someone for the rest of their lives without even knowing it.
It truly makes me feel emotional thinking about all the bullying going on these days. I wish people would read Lauren's book so they could have an eye opening experience. I'm tired of seeing selfish people that sting with their words. I see the good in people but I also see the bad attitudes that lurk in some individuals. It's an unfortunate reality that exists everywhere, sadly even in the blogging community.
Overall, if you haven't read Before I Fall yet, I hope you give it a try. The underlying truth of hurting someone haunts these pages from start to finish. So, thank you Ms. Oliver for touching my life with your writing. You are a bright light in the YA community and I applaud you.
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